presented by John O'Halloran
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John O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert. MDT
Dr. John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), cert MDT, is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist with over 30 years of experience in the field of orthopaedics. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University and has studied orthopaedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia…Read full bio
1. Trends in Joint Replacement
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.
2. An Aging Population
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.