Practical Highlights in Joint Arthroplasty

Total joint arthroplasty surgery has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. In this 3 hour LIVE-Webinar, you will look at the improvements to surgical interventions, pain management strategies and the care continuum.  Clinicians will learn of opportunities to help patients achieve normal functional range of motion and subsequent strength, beyond what patients believe is possible.  With improved surgeons’ techniques and pain control, rehab professionals are empowered and energized to meet these new opportunities.

Alisa Curry PT DPT GTCCS GCS FSOAE is a Physical Therapist that has performed rehabilitation with thousands of patients with total joint arthroplasty.  This course addresses expectations of patient’s outcomes and rehabilitation interventions possible with this patient population.  This has a direct financial impact at every level of care, due to Medicare’s comprehensive accountabilities.  This opens up a variety of potential for therapists to prove their potential for improving physical recovery after total joint surgery and partnering in the care continuum.

  1. Review surgical interventions, medications and medical comorbidities impacting recovery from total joint arthroplasty, including the knee, hip and shoulder.
  2. Identify foundational factors in early healing and rehabilitation of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) with regard to rapid recovery and same day discharge protocols.
  3. Define the rehabilitation role in acute through outpatient therapy to the overall continuum of care.

10 minutes – Introduction: Joint Arthroplasty

20 minutes – Total knee arthroplasty and surgical strategies

40 minutes – Knee rehab, complications and related factors to early recovery strategies

5 minutes – Total hip arthroplasty and surgical strategies

25 minutes – Hip rehab, complications and related factors to early recovery strategies

15 minutes – Total shoulder, rehab, complications and related factors to early recovery strategies

15 minutes – Medical management, medication strategies and co-morbidities

5 minutes – Gait and muscle involvement in gait sequence

10 minutes – Development of a comprehensive joint program, rapid recovery programs and the impact on rehab strategies for patients with outpatient joint arthroplasty

25 minutes – Case Study/Discussion

10 minutes – Conclusion and Wrap Up

Upon completion of the course, a certificate of attendance for 3 contact hours of educational credit will be awarded. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in DC, NY, IL, NC, CA, TX, KY. Approved for PTs and PTAs in AR. Have applied for approval in NJ, FL, and OK. This course meets the guidelines for approval in CT, ID, IO, KS, ME, MA, NH, NE, SC, SD. This Course is Accepted for CEUs in: AK, AL, AR, DE, GA, HA, IN, MI, MT, ND, OR, PA, RI, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY, WA.

Great Seminars and Books is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education-Provider #5363.

Please verify with your state board any rules/regulations regarding the counting of “Live Webinar” hours as “Live” hours.

If you do not see your state listed, please give our office a call at 877 794 7328.


A webinar is live, interactive video course delivered over the Internet to your computer. You will be able to see, hear and interact with the course presenter.  This live, webinar will utilize live instruction, demonstrative videos, power point slides and more. You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the seminar. A comprehensive handout will be made available to you after you register for the webinar. All written content used in the presentation will also be made available to you for your personal use (Power Point Slides, Reference Materials etc.).

Financial Disclosure:  Janene Barber is an instructor for Great Seminars and Books. She receives payment from GREAT Seminars for the presentation of this course.

Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.

Your Instructor


November 14, 2020 – 12:00pm-3:00pm EST – $99.00

Accessing the Live Webinar:
You will receive a separate email closer to September 19 which will contain the link to the Live Zoom Webinar. You will also be able to find the link on the course page. You will be asked to provide a username and password to access this page when you register. In order to verify that your device works with Zoom you may click here to test your device.

Accessing Course Materials/Handouts:
You may access the course handouts after September 20, 2020. When registering you will be asked to provide a username and password and then you will receive an email with the information to access the online course page where you will receive these materials as well as take your tests and receive your certificate.

Course Format: Live Webinar

Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Instructional Level:Intermediate

Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $25 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date or if any of the course materials are downloaded.

Criteria for Completion:

A post-test will be given at the end of the Webinar. A post-test score of 75% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 75% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved. You will receive a certificate of completion for 3 contact hours.