Soft Tissue Work for Complications of TKA, 6/28/2024

About the Course
This course teaches the seriousness of the conditions and the application of several soft tissue techniques. It also teaches simple but effective proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) strategies to decrease pain while working for full motion and adequate strength.

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize current problems affecting TKA rehabilitation success
  •  Identify the value of soft tissue techniques to minimize post-op pain, muscle weakness, and connective tissue restrictions for TKA patients.
  • Identify several soft tissue techniques to minimize post-op pain, muscle weakness, and connective tissue restrictions for TKA patients.
  • Recognize the application of several soft tissue techniques to skin, tendon/ligaments, muscles, and fascia
  • Identify how soft tissue work can minimize several infrequent but serious complications after TKA surgery
About the Author
Judy Towne Jennings has spent many years practicing in orthopedic facilities: hospitals and private clinics before starting her own business, Responsible Health. She was fortunate to train and learn from expert manual therapists, several from other countries. The common thread for successful outcomes was always to start with an inspection of the soft tissue. She learned to feel the abnormal before the patient would report a painful area. Her career has evolved from orthopedics to pediatrics and finally geriatrics. At this stage in her career, she shares the wisdoms that come from experience in hopes that hands-on therapy will continue to be a tremendous asset to patient rehabilitation.

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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