New Advances in the Rehab of the Total Joint Arthroplasty Patient: For All Clinical Settings


About the Course
Today the projections of joint replacement are that by the year 2030, 6 million Americans will have their knee or hip replaced!  This rise in joint replacement surgery coupled with advances in cutting edge surgical and pain management techniques as well as the trend towards same day surgery makes it imperative that the question for us as clinicians be: Are we educationally ready to provide current and progressive rehabilitation for the rising joint replacement population?  

Joint replacement surgeries are on the rise and the patients today are quite different than the traditional patients learned about in school. Clinicians were taught precautions and restrictions with the goal being to rehabilitate in order for the patient to dress, groom and perform self-care. Today the “Baby Boomer” joint replacement patient has a higher expectation out of their rehabilitation provider. Patients today want to be able to use their prosthesis to get down on the floor and play with the grandkids, ski and hike. Their desire to remain active has rehabilitation implications for clinicians in all settings. Understanding modern technology and being able to confidently educate the patient is extremely important in the total plan of care.

This highly interactive seminar will provide the attendee the evidence-based knowledge to answer those often on the spot questions by our patients such as “what should I not do?” or “when can I hike or play tennis again?” This course will examine surgery from the traditional to the most cutting-edge approaches in addition to evidence-based rehabilitation and return to activity guidelines. This one-of-a-kind seminar is a must for all clinicians who work with total joint patients.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recall the history of total joint arthroplasty.
  • Investigate today’s advances in surgical methods for total shoulder (and reverse), hip and knee arthroplasty.
  • Demonstrate the rehabilitation methods to address the 15-20% of total joint arthroplasty post-operative patients who experience complications and decreased functional independence.
  • Predict and solve the most common frequently asked questions clinicians receive from patients throughout the rehabilitation process.


About the Author/Presenter
Dr. John O’Halloran DPT, PT, OCS, Cert MDT, SCTM Level–1 Practitioner, has presented over 800 evidenced based seminars on Total Joint Arthroplasty since 2007. Dr. O'Halloran has 30 plus years of experience and is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. His work on facilitating enhanced function in the total knee patient has been cited in peer reviewed published literature.  


How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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