Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries


State approved by GA and NY for PT’s and PTA’s for 2 continuing education hours!

This continuing education course will include topics related to contemporary rehabilitation treatment of medial collateral ligaments of the knee. Medial collateral ligaments injuries of the knee are the second most common ligament injury seen in the knee. This course includes up to date evidence-based references to support educational content. Following this course, the participants should be able to utilize information immediately to improve patient outcomes with these forms of knee injuries. This course qualifies for 2 CE hours.


Course Overview


1. Explain the anatomy of the medial side of the knee in detail.
2. Design and justify appropriate rehabilitation programs for medial collateral ligament injuries.
3. Describe common mechanisms of injury for the medial collateral ligament.
4. Discuss therapeutic exercise and compare and contrast techniques for treatment of medial collateral ligament injuries.
5. Uses a clinical decision – to make the diagnosis of a medial collateral ligament injury and establish a differential diagnosis, synthesized from data obtained by the PT examination.
6. Develop evidence-based rehabilitation programs for the treatment of medial collateral ligament injuries that are based on current scientific literature.
7. Organize symptoms into clusters, syndromes, or categories in order to be placed in appropriate treatment regimes.

Approval Info

This course has been approved by APTA Georgia for 2 continuing education hours for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Course Developer

Dr. Robert C. Manske PT, DPT, MPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, is a professor and former chair in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Rob graduated from WSU in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1994, and further earned a Master of Education degree in Physical Education in 2000. Rob completed a year-long sports physical therapy fellowship in 1997 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, WI. He received his DPT from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions in 2006. Rob has been an APTA Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist since 2002.

Rob is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers Association. Rob has been nominated and received numerous awards for excellence in teaching at the local, state, and national level – receiving the APTA Sports Academy’s Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame Award in 2021, the Academy’s Excellence in Education Award in 2007 and the Ron Peyton Award in 2018. He was a 3 term Executive Committee member for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapists serving presently as the Representative at Large as well as two prior terms as Vice President.

To date Rob has edited/published 11 books, multiple chapters, articles and home study courses related to orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Rob is an editor for both the “International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy” and “Journal of Sports Rehabilitation” and is also currently a manuscript reviewer for The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, Sports Health a Multidisciplinary Approach, Physical Therapy in Sports, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), and in the years 2005-2007, 2011-2020 was named a Principal Reviewer for AJSM. Rob has lectured at the state and national and international level during meetings for APTA, NATA and the NSCA, and has instructed approximately 10-12 courses per year on knee and shoulder rehabilitation. In addition to his full-time faculty appointment, Rob is a physical therapist and athletic trainer for PT Solutions/Ascension Via Christi Health and serves as a Teaching Associate at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in Kansas City, and the Department of Community Medicine for the Via Christi Family Practice Sports Medicine Residency Program. Most importantly Rob continues to practice weekly – spending approximately 10 hours per week treating a variety of shoulder, elbow, and knee conditions! His specialty is treating the athlete from recreational to professional.