Osteoarthritis: Regenerative Medicine and Orthobiologics Rehabilitation Implications?


About the Course
This course is intended for rehabilitation clinicians treating individuals who have osteoarthritis. There is a rapid emergence of Regenerative Medicine in the non-operative treatment of Osteoarthritis. Therefore, it is imperative that today’s clinician is highly informed and can provide their patients with the highest evidence available on this hot topic! 

With respect to optimal patient care, today’s clinician should strive to practice at the highest level of their license every day. This two-hour course will cover in detail the latest evidence on Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells in the treatment for osteoarthritis. The webinar will thus provide the clinician with the latest evidence on the application and rehabilitation implications of OrthoBiologics/Regenerative Medicine in the non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis.

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

  • Investigate the significant rise of osteoarthritis in the United States and the impact on patient outcomes and our healthcare system.
  • Demonstrate the indications and applications of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of osteoarthritis, including post procedure protocol.
  • Demonstrate the indications and applications of stem cells in the treatment of osteoarthritis, including post procedure protocol.
  • Differentiate the indications and applications of viscosupplementation in the treatment of osteoarthritis. 
  • Predict the role of exercise and manual therapy in improving functional outcomes and occupational performance of patients with osteoarthritis.

About the Author/Presenter
Dr. John O’Halloran DPT, PT, OCS, Cert MDt, SCTM Level-1 Practitioner, has presented over 1,300 evidence-based seminars on orthopedic topics since 2002. In 2022, Dr. O’Halloran launched continuing education courses on regenerative medicine and orthobiologics for rehabilitation clinicians. 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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Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
The planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.  

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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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Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #450215-06). Most states accept courses approved by this board.