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Video Runtime: 77 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 47 Minutes
With more people requiring joint replacements than ever before, effective acute care and rehabilitation are increasingly essential to successful patient outcomes. In this course, Dr. John O’Halloran reviews the history of joint replacement procedures and how they’ve transformed to the modern day joint arthroplasty in the shoulder, knee, and hip. Utilizing patient demonstrations and videos, Dr. O’Halloran reveals cutting-edge methods for the acute care and home care clinician. Emphasizing early rehabilitation, patient demonstrations focus on thought-provoking bed and core exercises, as well as functional weight-bearing activities, that can be implemented immediately following joint arthroplasty. This course is part of a five-course series on joint arthroplasty:
John O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1, is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the field of orthopedics. He earned his postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University and has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in…
Dr. O’Halloran describes the history and evolution of joint replacement trends over time. He presents facts and figures about joint replacement today and outlines what therapists need to know when evaluating a joint replacement patient.
The baby boomers are an aging generation with a rising need for joint replacement procedures. Dr. O’Halloran discusses the increasing demands of this generation as people live longer and desire to continue their activities long into their lives.
3. Arthritis and the Joint
Arthritis affects more than 70 million people in the US every year. In this chapter, Dr. O’Halloran examines the factors that contribute to arthritis, how it affects the joint, and measures taken to relieve symptoms.
4. Improved Outcomes
In this chapter, Dr. O’Halloran outlines different outcomes assessments for postoperative evaluation. Through the use of multiple patient videos, he shows various techniques and exercises for improving patient outcomes.
5. Postoperative Exercises
Early and effective postoperative exercises are crucial for proper joint rehabilitation, particularly in older patients. Dr. O’Halloran shows and discusses various passive stretching and core exercises to aid in early rehab.
Video Runtime: 72 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 34 Minutes
The shoulder is the third most commonly replaced joint in the body. Join Dr. John O’Halloran as he reviews the evolution of shoulder arthroplasty and talks about the surgical procedures used today. This course describes the rehabilitation phases and range-of-motion expectations through lecture, patient videos, and demonstrations. Dr. O’Halloran demonstrates a wide range of manual techniques and therapeutic exercises to promote return of function to the level desired by today’s arthroplasty patients. The course finishes with an in-depth look at the indications for a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty surgery and the rehabilitation considerations specific to this procedure. This course is part of a five-course series on joint arthroplasty:
Video Runtime: 62 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 12 Minutes
Following the knee, the hip is the second most commonly replaced joint. Join Dr. John O’Halloran as he provides the history of hip arthroplasty and compares the advantages and disadvantages of different surgical approaches. This course focuses on assessing the gait cycle, both pre- and postoperatively, so that clinicians are better able to identify key patterns of gait compensation. The phases of postoperative rehabilitation and the management of leg length discrepancies at different stages of the patients’ rehab are outlined as well. This course is part of a five-course series on joint arthroplasty:
Video Runtime: 80 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 32 Minutes
With an increasing demand for knee replacement procedures, clinicians require up-to-date information on surgical and rehabilitation techniques. Starting with an overview of the history of knee arthroplasty, this course compares minimally invasive and traditional knee arthroplasty methods, such as mobile-bearing versus fixed-bearing surfaces. Dr. John O’Halloran describes the phases of postoperative rehabilitation and range of motion methods, including continuous passive motion and neuromuscular electrical stimulation, using numerous patient demonstration videos. The course finishes with an in-depth discussion of recommendations for return to activity following knee arthroplasty. This course is part of a five-course series on joint arthroplasty:
Video Runtime: 70 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 25 Minutes
With the emergence of the baby boomer generation, there has been a significant rise in joint arthroplasty surgeries in the past five years. The projections are staggering. In the United States, there are 1 million hip and knee arthroplasties, and that number will grow to 5 million in the next 8–10 years. With that growth and the changes in the United States health care reimbursement and utilization control, it is imperative that today’s clinician who works with total joints be able to address the difficult cases. Currently, joint arthroplasty patients have outcome data showing approximately 80 percent overall satisfaction at 20 years post-operation. Having said that, patient expectations are higher today than ever before. The clinician who can expedite the rehab process and address the difficult cases will be the clinician that the well-informed patients will seek to do their rehabilitation. This course will provide the clinician treatment sequence strategies incorporating manual therapy and corrective exercises that involve the entire kinetic chain. This course is ideal for all settings and has been developed to address the following difficult cases:
The dreaded shoulder hike or shrug in shoulder arthroplasty
The total hip patient who has Trendelenburg gait
The total knee patient who can’t achieve desired range of motion
The total knee and hip patient who has persistent pain and has been told by an MD that “the X-rays are perfect” and that “you just need time” and “your knee was the worst one I've ever seen”
This course is part of a five-course series on joint arthroplasty: