Rehab Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease: Keeping Seniors Activ
Digital Seminar

Rehab Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease: Keeping Seniors Active


Faculty:
Chad Thompson
Duration:
6 Hours 18 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Nov 10, 2017
Product Code:
POS020702
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Are you ready to face the mounting number of “baby boomers” who want to return to an active lifestyle after they’ve been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease? Advanced surgical techniques, shorter hospital stays, minimal inpatient rehab, and decreasing home health visits make treating this emerging population a necessity for all therapists and rehab professionals. Help your patients get back to life with speaker Chad Thompson, PT, DPT, CEAS, as he relates more than 25 years of practical, evidence-based interventions he uses with this exact population. He will give the tools today that you need for tomorrow, such as:

  • practical exercise regimen for outpatient seniors
  • techniques to maintain mobility and improve gait mechanics
  • mobilization tips to increase range of motion in UE and LE
  • medical management
  • accessing and understanding the latest research to defend your practice and improve reimbursement
  • a roadmap for what the future holds for degenerative joint disease

Credits

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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). 

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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


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants (Self-Study)

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 11/10/2019.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.2 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants (Self-Study)

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois (Self-Study)

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 self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - New York (Self-Study)

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 self-study course qualifies for 7.5 contact hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Texas (Self-Study)

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.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

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Handouts

Faculty

Chad Thompson Related seminars and products: 1

PT, DPT, CEAS


Chad Thompson, PT, DPT, CEAS, has directed the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), Georgetown, Kentucky location since 2003 and practiced outpatient physical therapy since 1997. During that time, he earned the APTA Board Certified Specialists in Orthopedics. Dr. Thompson has over 25 years of experience working with total joint patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has written treatment protocols for the rehabilitation of acute post-operative spinal and extremity patients. Dr. Thompson has devoted his career to providing patients with impairment-based exercise programs for the prevention of disability and loss of functional independence. 

In addition to his therapy experience, Dr. Thompson is a clinical instructor for the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, and assists in supervising the Samaritan Free Clinic. This clinic allows students to assess and treat underserved patients under supervision of a PT. He has spoken professionally on mobilization and treatment of low back pain, and taught body mechanics and orthotic fabrication, as well as prescription programs. Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s of Health Science and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006 from Regis University, Colorado. He holds certifications in Functional Capacity Examination from Select Medical Corporation, and Isherhagen Workwell Systems. He is certified to perform Work Task and Job Analysis by Work Steps™ and the Atlanta Back School, holding a Certification as an Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chad Thompson is Director of Outpatient Physical Therapy at KORT Physical Therapy Clinic. He has stock holdings with Bristol Meyer Squibb in a 401K retirement plan with Select Medical Corporation. Mr. Thompson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Chad Thompson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Summarize the pathophysiology of degenerative joint disease
  2. List techniques to maintain mobility and stabilize joints
  3. Explain focused history-taking techniques and examination methods to create diagnostic skills for evaluation of upper and lower extremity degenerative joints
  4. Define the decision-making processes regarding conservative and surgical treatment options for patients with degenerative joints
  5. Design a treatment program for acute as well as outpatient clients

Outline

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE (DJD)

  • American Medical Association (AMA) Guidelines
  • Arthritis Foundation’s Guidelines

PATIENT PRESENTATION AND ASSESSMENT

  • Medical history
  • DJD vs. rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout
  • Other arthritic conditions
  • Severs disease

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DJD IN…

  • Weight-bearing joints
  • Non-weight bearing joints
  • Spinal disc degeneration

IMPORTANCE OF JOINT CONSERVATION

  • Silver Sneakers
  • Ergonomic work and home
  • Environments
  • Biomechanics
  • Positional awareness

TECHNIQUES TO MAINTAIN MOBILITY

  • Motion is lotion
  • Muscle balance
  • Joint stability
  • Diet and supplements

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT: DEBUNKING MYTHS

SURGICAL OPTIONS

  • Arthroscopy
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder (conventional and reverse)
    • Ankle
  • MCP replacement

PRE-HAB MANAGEMENT

  • Assistive devices
  • Pre-op exercise program
  • Sit to stand transfer
  • Gait training

TOTAL JOINT REGIMENS – ACUTE CARE POST-OP

  • Restoring range of motion
  • Correct gait mechanics
  • Transfer training
  • Exercise programs
  • Critical pathways

OUTPATIENT STRATEGIES

  • Program goals
  • Exercise design
  • Scar care management
  • Outcome measures
  • Gait progression

CONVALESCENCE

  • 1+ year to complete recovery
  • Activity guideline
  • Quality of life cost benefits of activities

Target Audience

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

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