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Therapeutic Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease: Overcoming Pain and Improving Function

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Objectives

  1. Summarize the commonly-experienced condition of degenerative joint disease.
  2. Explain focused history taking techniques and examination methods to create diagnostic skills for evaluation of upper and lower extremity degenerative joints.
  3. Analyze the decision-making processes regarding conservative and surgical treatment options for patients with degenerative joints.
  4. Evaluate the methods most effective to educate patients regarding: the arthritic process, treatment options, recovery steps, and long-term expectations.
  5. Compare the recovery and rehabilitation stages to best counsel patients.
  6. Design a treatment program for acute as well as outpatient clients.

Outline

Usefulness of Diagnostic Testing

Can We Cure Arthritis?

Joint Conservation

Techniques to Maintain Mobility

Physical/Occupational Therapy Management

Improve Function in a Single Visit?

Clinical Measure of Success

Critical Pathways

Copyright : 03/26/2019

A Functional Approach to Assessment of the Lower Extremities: Joint Mechanics & Muscle Imbalance

Advanced Treatment for Total Hip & Knee Replacement: Faster Recovery and Improved Outcomes

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Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a functional approach to assess the LE as a connected chain.
  2. Assess altered joint mechanics and muscle imbalance impact of joint function.
  3. Compare and contrast traditional joint replacement approaches versus newer MIS and MSS surgical approaches.
  4. Evaluate the advantages of computerized and robotic assisted replacement surgeries.
  5. Address early signs of adverse events.
  6. Assess a multi-modal approach to post-operative pain.
  7. Recognize the accelerated return to activity timeline of today’s post-surgical patient.
  8. Participate in hands-on lab practice sessions that will focus on advanced intervention strategies for the total hip and knee patient.

Outline

The Full Picture of the Total Joint Patient: Why Looking in Isolation Can be Disastrous

Today’s Total Joint Procedure: What We Can Learn by Watching Surgical Videos Acute Post-op Recovery Interventions: How to Maintain a Robust Post-op Rehab Plan for Same-day Discharges Use Functional Dynamics for Optimal Returns: Hands-on Lab

Copyright : 10/11/2019

Shoulder & Elbow Joint Replacements – New Advancements in Rehab

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate the indications and procedures of TSA and Rev TSA 
  2. Investigate surgical approaches, procedures and post-op restrictions through video presentation of joint replacement procedures 
  3. Evaluate criteria for same day surgery and use of nerve blocks used for UE surgery 
  4. Apply methods used for improved post-operative pain management  

Outline

Indications and Procedures of TSA and Rev TSA 

Joint Replacement Procedures 

Criteria for Same Day Surgery 

Post-Operative Pain Management 

Copyright : 07/31/2020

Hip & Knee Total Joint Replacement Surgery - New Options for Pain Management

Hip & Knee Total Joint Replacement Surgery - New Options for Pain Management

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Objectives

  1. Determine pain control and nerve blocks used for LE surgery 
  2. Apply the methods used for improved post-operative pain management  
  3. Demonstrate the use online tools for pill identification and possible interactions in the post-op patient 
  4. Determine the factors of Prescription Opioid addiction and what every caregiver needs to carry 

Outline

Pain Control and Nerve Blocks for the Lower Extremity

Improved Post-Operative Pain Management

Post-Op Medication

Prescription Opioid Addiction

Copyright : 08/01/2020