presented by John O'Halloran
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
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. Approaches to Hip Replacement
In this chapter, Dr. O’Halloran reviews the history of hip arthroplasty and how previous techniques compare to those used today. He identifies hip arthroplasty approaches, precautions, fixation methods, bearing surfaces, and when dislocations occur.
2. Rehabilitation of the Hip
Dr. O’Halloran discusses early stage and late stage hip rehabilitation. Gait pattern deviations, such as hip drop, are introduced along with techniques to facilitate a normal gait pattern.
3. Therapeutic Tips
The final chapter of this course explains the return to function process after hip arthroplasty. Multiple patient videos highlight postoperative exercises for early hip stretching and balance control. The course concludes with a review of appropriate activities following hip replacement.