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Course Overview


A Comprehensive Therapy Course.
Medical and Rehabilitation Management of the Joint Preservation,
Reconstruction and Replacement Patient.


The Joint Program is designed to give participants comprehensive in-depth knowledge of the medical management and rehabilitation of the Joint Preservation, Reconstruction and Replacement patient. We review the most up to date clinical and academic research driving treatment decisions of these complex patients. All major joints are discussed Ė the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, digits, cervical and lumbar spine and the ankle. We discuss the latest advances in joint preservation and joint reconstruction interventions; including biologics, stem cell implants, protein plasma injections, chondrocyte transplants, autografts/ allografts, microfracturing, shock wave therapy and radiofrequency therapy. We discuss joint replacement prosthetic designs and materials; including metal-on-metal, ceramic-on-ceramic, plastic-onmetal prosthetics and onlays and overlays. We review advanced surgical techniques used in total joint, hemiarthroplasty, unicompartmental and joint resurfacing procedures. perioperative multimodal pain control, thrombosis prophylaxis management and surgical complications and their management. We review the literature of Rapid Recovery Protocols, and their emergence as the standard of care for the surgical and rehabilitation management of the Joint patient.

The Joint Programís greatest strength is our focus on comprehensive therapeutic interventions along the complete continuum of care; from the pre operative phase, through acute hospitalization, home health, outpatient therapy and return to recreational sport and work. We give participants the tools and knowledge to develop a progressive and inclusive rehabilitation program for all joint patients. The program is based on the understanding of evidence based science that drives treatment decisions.

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Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand the science and latest research of joint disease, joint preservation techniques and soft tissue healing. Interventions of biologics, tissue engineering, chondrocyte and stem cell transplants, microfracturing, radiofrequency and shock wave energy and the rehabilitation associated with the various interventions.

  • Understand joint reconstruction surgery including; indications, surgical techniques, joint reshaping, autograft/allograft transplants, onlays/overlays and the associated rehabilitation.

  • Understand the concepts, treatment decisions and procedures of the total joint, hemiarthroplasty, unicompartment, unispacer and joint resurfacing. Discuss surgical access techniques, minimal invasive procedures, computer navigation and robotic surgery, prosthetic material and designs. Review multimodal pain management and thrombosis prophylaxis. All joints are addressed; hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, digits, spine, and ankle.

  • Master the concepts of comprehensive rehabilitation for the joint patient with a focus on Rapid Recovery Protocols. Medical management and rehabilitation decisions based on evidence based research and clinical outcomes.

  • Identify joint surgery complications and the associated medical care and rehabilitation including; infections, osteolysis, dislocations, revisions, the stiff and painful joint.

  • Understand the guidelines for short and long term precautions and interventional goals. The current trends to increased activity after joint reconstruction and joint replacement.

  • Develop manual therapy skills for the knee and shoulder. Manual techniques to facilitate the knee and shoulder joint mobility and stability.

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Who Should Attend

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers Certified, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistants.

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CEUs

The Joint Program is 16.0 contact hours. Certificates of Completion will be provided to attendees. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. When The Joint Program is offered in states which required PHYSICAL THERAPY COURSE APPROVAL for CEUs, an application is made to the PHYSICAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD for CEUs pre-approval for the course.


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Instructor

Susan Trebon has over 20 years experience in Physical Therapy. Susan is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Certification Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her area of specialization is Orthopedics. She completed a Master Degree in Sports Medicine from San Diego State University, with an associated National Athletic Trainers Certification, later obtaining her Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Malaga in Spain. Her athletic training experience includes work at the United States Olympic Training Center, the Summer Olympic Games, World Police and Fire Games, and the California State Games. She has taught at the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University. She has been a guest lecturer at California Osteopathic Medical School in Pomona, and the United States Navy. Susan has taught the Total Joint Replacement Program since 1998 both nationally and internationally, presenting the course in Spain at the invitation of the Spanish Government Institute of Sport and to the medical staff of the Mexican Federal Social Security Hospital. Susanís extensive clinical experience and academic training as a physician assistant, physical therapist and athletic trainer, give her a unique advanced orthopedic qualification as instructor of The Joint Program.

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Materials

All lecture materials will be provided, bring your own pen/pencil. Bring loose clothing for lab section.

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Food

We will provide continental breakfast, and mid-day snacks. You are responsible for your own lunch. Local eateries are close and directions will be given at the seminar.

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Outline

Day 1 - Saturday

8:00 Registration: Continental Breakfast.
8:30 Joint Disease and Joint Preservation Update: Current Concepts in Joint Disease and Treatment Advances. Pharmalogical and Non-Pharmaolocial Interventions. Radio frequency, Shock Wave,Biologics, Autografts/ Allografts,Therapy Protocols and Outcome.
10:00 Complex Topics in Biologics of Soft Tissue Repair and Recovery: Considerations for Therapy Interventions.
11:00 Knee Reconstruction and Replacement: Indications for Knee Joint Reconstruction and Replacement, Surgical Techniques and Associated Therapy. Total Joint, Unicondylar, Unispacer, Inlays and Overlays, Prosthetic Selection, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Computer Navigation, Robotic Surgery, Multimodal Pain Management, Therapy Interventions, Outcome Studies, Return to Work and Return to Sport.
12:00 Spine Reconstruction and Replacement: Patient Selection, Prosthetic Design, Implant Options, Surgical Stabilization, Outcomes and Associated Rehabilitation.
12:30 Lunch: On Your Own.
1:30 Therapy Knee Lab: Manual Skills to Maximize the Mobility and Stability of Knee Soft Tissue and Joint Structure. Tissue Healing Driving Therapy Decisions.
3:00 Complications of Joint Surgery: Evaluation and Management of the Stiff and Painful Joint, Joint Infections, Leg Length Discrepancy and Joint Failure.
4:00 Surgical Procedure: The Total Knee Arthroplasty.
5:30 Conclusion

Day 2 - Sunday

8:00 Continental Breakfast.
8:30 Hip Reconstruction and Replacement: Indications for Hip Joint Reconstruction and Replacement, Surgical Techniques and Associated Therapy. Total Hip, Hemiarthroplasy, Hip Resurfacing, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prosthetic Selection, Thrombosis Prophylaxis and Associated Rehabilitation.
10:15 Rapid Recovery Protocols in the Joint Program: Trends in Maximizing Outcomes along the Complete Continuum of Care; PreĖOp, In-Patient, Home Health and Out-Patient Therapies.
11:00 Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Ankle Arthroplasty: Indications for Joint Reconstruction and Replacement, Surgical Techniques and Associated Therapy. Prosthetic Selection, Surgical Techniques, Therapy Interventions and Outcomes.
12:30 Lunch: On Your Own.
1:30 Therapy Shoulder Lab: Manual Skills to Maximize the Mobility and Stability of Shoulder Soft Tissue and Joint Structure. Tissue Healing Driving Therapy Decisions
3:00 Surgical Procedure: The Total Hip Arthroplasty.
5:00 Conclusion: Certificates.


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