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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 is the first course in a four course series on joint arthroplasty. Please be sure to watch:
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 overtime. 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.
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