Manual Therapy for Total Knee Replacements

Speakers: Michael Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPTJennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD, and Andrew Kittelson, PT, DPT, PhD

This course will present an in depth review of contemporary TKA physical therapy treatment including the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) and how it impacts health care professionals and patients and current evidence in best practices for rehabilitation and management of complications including persistent pain and arthrofibrosis. Discussion will also provide an in-depth analysis of emerging evidence-based treatment options and introduction of innovations including neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), progressive strength training, movement pattern retraining, and strategies to address stiffness after TKA. A lab portion of this course will focus on the application of NMES and manual therapy techniques in patients after TKA.

-Participants will understand the known deficits in body structure and function, activity and participation associated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA)

-Participants will be introduced to and understand the implications of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model for reimbursement following total joint replacement

– Participants will be familiar with and understand clinical implementation of evidence-based physical therapy treatment following TKA

Session 1: Professional Development Activity – Category 1 – 3.5 contact hours.

Session 2: Professional Development Activity – Category 1 – 2.5 contact hours.

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