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What is the one thing you hear from every client whose life you touch? The desire to remain independent and enjoy a quality life with family and friends. We see our clients working longer, with industry seeking our assistance to manage an aging work force. We see children experiencing sports related arthritic changes in their teen years, based on MRI results. Our lifestyles have changed – with more convenience foods, a lack of exercise and sedentary work environments.
The result is earlier degenerative joint changes, disability and pain. However, evidence shows no predictive factors based on diagnostic test results to distinguish the severity of degenerative joint conditions as they link to quality of life or function. Grant me your time and learn the keys to effectively managing these clients through targeted exercise intervention, weight management and aerobic capacity.
Important information will be highlighted through case studies, demonstrations, mock patient presentations and analysis of the latest coming from research studies that should guide your treatment decisions. I will take you through the assessment process, detailing the key steps of the pathological changes, and evaluation techniques and concepts, specifically including skills to evaluate and treat the degenerative joint. We will delve in to both non-operative and surgical interventions currently used to treat DJD patients, as well as the latest rehabilitation protocols, so that you can return your own clients to active once again!
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|Manual - Therapeutic Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease (13.08 MB)||69 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Chad M. Thompson PT, DPT, OCS, is the director for the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), Georgetown, Kentucky location. Chad has nearly 30 years of experience working with joint rehabilitation in both acute and outpatient phases. He is APTA Board Certified in orthopedics and contributes to the specialty through the development of written treatment protocols. His expertise has been sought for audiences across the United States of experienced rehab professionals on a variety of degenerative and total joint topics.
He consults on legal cases involving physical therapy malpractice and has served as an expert witness as well. In addition, Chad is a clinical instructor for the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and assists in supervising the Samaritan Free Clinic. This clinic allows students to assess and treat underserved patients under the supervision of a PT.
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.
Nonfinancial: Chad Thompson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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