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The Clinician’s Go-To Guide for Joint Arthroplasty: Geriatrics is Now Geri-Active!
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The World Health Organization dubbed the years 2000-2010 the “Bone and Joint Decade”. By 2020, joint arthroplasty rates are expected to double. This rise in the demand for joint replacement surgery has led to major advancements in the surgical techniques and technologies. These developments allow patients to return to an active lifestyle, where before they were very much limited. The question for clinicians is: are we ready to provide current and progressive rehabilitation for the rising joint replacement population? Today’s “Baby Boomer” joint replacement patient places much higher expectations on their rehab provider. They want to get down on the floor with the grandkids, ski and hike.

This highly interactive recording will provide you with the evidenced-based knowledge to answer those often on-the-spot questions our patients ask, such as "What should I not do?" or "When can I hike or play tennis again?" Also examined will be surgery from traditional to cutting edge, in addition to evidenced-based rehab and return to activity guidelines. This one of a kind recording is a MUST for all clinicians who work with total joint patients.

John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (ret), CSCS (ret), cert MDT

John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (Retired), CSCS (Retired), Cert MDT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer with 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. He is a board certified orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University. Dr. O’Halloran is the sole owner of O’Halloran Rehabilitation, a division of O’Halloran Consulting, LLC. John was born in Boston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Summerfield, North Carolina.

Dr. O’Halloran has also served as director of physical therapy/sports medicine at Southeastern Orthopedics in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as co-owner of GOSMC Properties, LLC. He has also worked in a variety of settings including universities and hospitals. Dr. O’Halloran is also a former orthopedic instructor at the physical therapy assistant program at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1999, he became credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. Dr. O’Halloran is also a certified functional capacity evaluator in the Blankenship Method. His unique evaluation and treatment skills make him a sought after clinical instructor for physical therapy and athletic training topics. He has spoken both locally and internationally on topics such as sport specific rehabilitation of the shoulder, spine rehabilitation and treatment of foot and ankle injuries.

Dr. O’Halloran has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. His post graduate work has included manipulative therapy. His wide range of clinical experience and continued desire to further his education combined with advanced post graduate training allows him to provide his patients the most evidenced based rehabilitation and treat complex musculoskeletal conditions. John was awarded the 2014 recipient of the chapter’s Excellence in Clinical Practice Award by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. He was also awarded the North Carolina University Clinical Instructor of the year for 2015.

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.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John O’Halloran is the owner of O’Halloran Rehabilitation a division of O’Halloran Consulting, LLC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: John O’Halloran has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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