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Current Concepts in Joint Replacement

presented by John O'Halloran

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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:

Shoulder Arthroplasty: Return to Function
Knee Arthroplasty: Increasing Range of Motion
Hip Arthroplasty: Improving Gait

Meet Your Instructor

  • 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 and New Zealand. Dr. O’Halloran is the sole owner of O’Halloran Rehabilitation, a division of O’Halloran Consulting, LLC. John is credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine and has extensive post-graduate training in manipulative therapy of the spine and extremities. He is a certified SCTM-1 Practitioner and has certificates in SMT-1, SMT-2, and SMT-3 with the American Spinal Manipulative Institute. Dr. O’Halloran is also a certified functional capacity evaluator in the Blankenship Method. He has presented over 1300 times both locally and internationally on various orthopaedic and geriatric orthopaedic topics. In 2014, John was the recipient of Clinician of the Year and Excellence in Clinical Practice Award by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. Recently, Dr. O’Halloran’s investigational work on the earlier facilitation of gait in the total knee arthroplasty patient has been cited in peer-reviewed journal publication

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Trends in Joint Replacement

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.