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Joint Replacement Rehab for Today and Tomorrow: Returning Seniors Back to Life

Jason Handschumacher
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Are you ready to face the mounting number of "baby boomers" who want to return to an active lifestyle after joint replacement surgery? Advanced surgical techniques, shorter hospital stays, minimal inpatient rehab, and lessening home health visits make efficiently treating this emerging population a necessity for all therapists and rehab professionals.

Help your patients get back to life with speaker Jason Handschumacher, DPT, as he relates 16 years of practical, evidence-based interventions he uses with this exact population every day.

He will give the tools today that you need for tomorrow, such as:

  • Practical exercises patients should do early and at home
  • Applying exercise and tissue healing science in your everyday practice
  • Accessing and understanding the latest research to defend your practice and improve reimbursement
  • A roadmap for what the future holds for joint replacement rehab



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Athletic Trainers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of Category A continuing education.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours. 

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


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Jason Handschumacher, PT, DPT, OCS, is a licensed physical therapist with more than 16 years of clinical practice across all spectrums of rehabilitation and in some of the top facilities in the country. Dr. Handschumacher has experience in acute, sub-acute, inpatient rehab, home health, outpatient, and fitness practice settings. Currently, he is in practice with a hospital in the Charlotte metropolitan area, working in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings.

Dr. Handschumacher also works daily in a clinic within the fitness center of an active adult community. He has been an invited lecturer for a variety of physical therapist educational programs, local organizations, and professional societies during his career. He has presented research findings related to non-operative management of the rotator cuff, injury prevention, and the uses of therapeutic taping for state Physical Therapy Associations, and nationally at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Dr. Handschumacher earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Miami University, and a Master of Physical Therapy degree and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. In addition, he has been a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist since 2006.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jason Handschumacher has an employment relationship with Springs Memorial Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jason Handschumacher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Program Information


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Additional Resources

To order the book, Fundamental Sequences for the Medical Setting, please visit our product store.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Examine the arthritis progression and determine where and how therapists can have the most impact
  2. How to apply tissue healing science and exercise physiology every day for your patients
  3. Discuss the history of joint arthroplasty and what therapists can expect in the next 10-20 years
  4. Define current concepts in total knee arthroplasty and the correct interventions based on stage of healing and recovery
  5. Examine advances in total hip arthroplasty and why therapists see these patients less and less in rehabilitation today
  6. List the variety of options in replacing or resurfacing the shoulder and how to tailor your rehabilitation to the individual
  7. Ascertain how and why the ankle and 1st MTP can be replaced.


  • Anatomy review: capsular changes, cartilage wear, and joint breakdown
  • Origins of joint arthroplasty, surgical approaches and components used
  • Manual therapy and taping options for pain reduction and neuromuscular facilitation
  • Payment changes for facilities, surgeons, and rehabilitation
  • Impact of “prehabilitation” and how you can be involved
  • Methods to reduce overall cost to your system with the rise in volume of surgeries
  • Component options, surgical approach, and rehab implications
  • Revision surgeries
  • Same-day surgery options, simultaneous bilateral surgery, and implications
  • Impact of decline in sub-acute rehabilitation stays for patients
  • Staging of rehabilitation: what to work on, when, and why
  • NMES, CPM, manual therapy, and the latest research
  • Hands-on lab/video using manual therapy and the right exercises at the right time
  • Component options, surgical approach and rehabilitation implications, and the latest research
  • "Total Hip Precautions" for today
  • Staging of rehabilitation: what to work on, when, and why
  • Why these patients may need less rehabilitation
  • Hands-on lab/video using manual therapy and the right exercises at the right time
  • Gait stability and training
  • Simultaneous bilateral and revision surgeries
  • Standard or reverse: what, why, and what does it mean to you
  • Surgical approach, tissue affected, rehabilitation implications, and the latest research
  • Staging of rehabilitation: what to work on, when, and why
  • Patient function expectations: what the prosthesis can and cannot do
  • Hands-on lab/video using manual therapy and the right exercises at the right time
  • Overview of surgery today and tomorrow
  • Rehabilitation implications
  • Challenges and advances in prosthesis design
  • Optimizing gait
  • Patient function expectations: what the prosthesis can and cannot do
  • Walk through real patient cases across each stage of rehab
  • Video, demonstration, and practice of exercises based on stage of rehab and EMG muscle study
  • Q&A about the patients you see

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Rehabilitation Managers
  • Personal Trainers



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