Therapist's Guide to Joint Rehab for the Knee, Hip, and Shoulder

About the Course:
In this course, renowned board-certified orthopedic specialist, Dr. John O’Halloran, guides healthcare professionals on a history of joint replacement for the shoulder, hip, and knee . Beginning with an overview of the facts and figures of the Baby Boomer generation, ideal candidates for the various types of joint replacements, the course explores advantages of therapeutic rehabilitation and facts and figures about arthritis and its treatment. The course explains the significant recent surgical changes in joint replacement today versus yesteryear and how they impact today's rehab professional. By the end of this course, healthcare professionals will learn 20 new exercises and gain a comprehensive understanding of many facets of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) including statistical data, surgical techniques, both traditional and investigational, rehabilitation and outcomes as well as future implications. 

Course Objectives: 
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the age facts and figures of the Baby Boomer generation.
  • List three advantages of physical activity.
  • Identify the facts and figures of arthritis including rankings for causing disability in Americans and the percentage of Americans affected by the disease.
  • Recognize three factors that affect arthritis.
  • Identify three generally accepted orthopedic treatment of arthritis.
  • Recognize 3 advantages of early core and proximal work.
  • Recognize the history and statistical data of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA).
  • Identify the traditional surgical techniques for TSA.
  • Identify investigational surgical techniques of TSA such as resurfacing.
  • Recognize three key rehabilitation objective following TSA
  • Identify outcome data for TSA.
  • List surgical precautions, rehabilitation precautions and treatment goals following TSA.
  • Recognize the indication for a reverse TSA.
  • Identify the phases of rehabilitation following reverse TSA.
  • Identify the history and statistical data of hip arthroplasty.
  • Identify the surgical procedures of a traditional hip arthroplasty (THA)
  • Identify three hip precautions and three reasons why hips dislocate.
  • Describe the history and statistical data of knee arthroplasty. 19. Recognize the different surgical approaches in TKA.
  • Identify outcome data for TKA.
  • Recognize the outcomes of Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) utilization.
  • Identify the phases of rehabilitation following TKA 
About the Instructor: 
John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT, LATC, CSCS, is a licensed Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer with 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. He is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University. Dr. O’Halloran is the sole owner of O’Halloran Rehabilitation a division of O’Halloran Consulting, LLC. Dr. O’Halloran has also served as director of physical therapy/sports medicine at Southeastern Orthopedics in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as co-owner of GOSMC Properties, LLC. Dr. O’Halloran is also a former orthopedic instructor at the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1999, he became credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. Dr. O’Halloran is also a certified functional capacity evaluator in the Blankenship Method. His unique evaluation and treatment skills make him a sought after clinical instructor for physical therapy and athletic training topics. He has spoken both locally and internationally on topics such as sports specific rehabilitation of the shoulder, spine rehabilitation and treatment of foot and ankle injuries. Dr. O’Halloran has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. His post-graduate work has included manipulative therapy. His wide range of clinical experience and continued desire to further his education combined with advanced post graduate training allows him to provide his patients the most evidenced based rehabilitation and treat complex musculoskeletal conditions. John was awarded the 2014 recipient of the chapter's Excellence in Clinical Practice Award by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, He also was awarded the North Carolina Elon University Clinical Instructor of the year for 2015. Recently Dr. O'Halloran's investigational work on the earlier facilitation of gait in the Total Knee Arthroplasty patient has been cited in peer reviewed journal publication.

This course is a video, on-demand course.