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Evidence-Based Interventions for Osteoarthritis, Meniscal/Labral Lesions, Muscle/Tendon Strains, & Tendinitis
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$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
6/21/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Plan strategies for protecting articular cartilage from further damage, keeping the original equipment, and avoiding total joint replacement.
  2. Analyze comprehensive strategies that ensure repairs of meniscal and labral tears are successful.
  3. Implement superior techniques for treating first-time muscle strains so they don’t recur.
  4. Evaluate treatment protocols for patients who already have had many muscle strain recurrences so that they have no additional recurrences.
  5. Select interventions to protect tendon pulley mechanisms from tensile stress, compressive stress, and frictional abrasion.
  6. Implement effective strategies for rehabilitating chronic tendinosis and acute tendinitis.


  • Composition of articular cartilage
  • Mechanical properties of articular cartilage
  • The 3 main destroyers of articular cartilage
  • Exercise parameters that protect articular cartilage from frictional abrasion
  • Protecting your patient from impact loading
  • Strategies to alter contact pressures
  • Conservative and invasive repair attempts and how to manage them
  • The interplay between running shoes and foot strike pattern
  • So, you thought you knew what hand to use with a cane for knee varus/valgus?


  • Changing your thinking about post-scope meniscectomy
  • Improving meniscus repair response
  • Detecting SLAP lesions – what will be the patient’s story?
  • Detecting SLAP lesions – the best special tests
  • Basics of SLAP lesion rehab based on lesion type/repair of the lesion
  • Detecting hip labral lesions
  • Rehabilitation of hip labral lesions
  • Joint instability models and effect on meniscus
  • Improving the repair response
  • Meniscus transplantation


  • Why the weekend warrior is prone to muscle-tendon juncture injuries - at the microscopic level
  • The Jarvinen Approach to treating muscle strain injuries
  • Factors that explain why patients have
  • recurrent muscle strains – how to end the vicious cycle
  • Dealing with compartment injuries
  • Apophyseal injuries in the young
  • Avulsion injuries among older adults


  • Tendon structure in healthy tendon and in tendon with chronic tendinosis
  • Treating acute tendinitis versus chronic tendinosis
  • Tendon pulley mechanisms – the triple whammy
  • Strategies to decrease compressive stress in tendon pulley mechanisms
  • Strategies to decrease frictional abrasion in tendon pulley mechanisms
  • Application of tendon pulley mechanisms to the shoulder, wrist, and ankle
  • The “Wringing Out Effect” of Rathbun and McNab and its applications


Michael T. Gross has 37 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist, specializing in the areas of biomechanics and orthopaedic assessment and treatment. He has maintained a consistent clinical practice for all of these years, currently seeing patients 2 days per week at his faculty practice. He is a professor in the PhD Program in Human Movement Science, and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Gross has 70 refereed journal publications in such journals as the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, and the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He was an Editorial Review Board Member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and serves as a reviewer for many other journals. Dr. Gross was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty by the American Physical Therapy Association. He also was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has given well over 300 regional, national, and international presentations, which have been highly rated by attendees for knowledge, skill, and humor.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michael Gross is a Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michael Gross has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Athletic Trainers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals