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Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement Online CE Course-2nd Edition

Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement Online CE Course-2nd Edition

$176.95 CAD


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    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • Workbook

    • Continuing education exam

    Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, Second Edition CE Course, is an invaluable resource for athletic trainers, exercise specialists, and those working with older adults recovering from a joint replacement. This continuing education course will help students understand the conditions leading to hip and knee joint replacement, surgical techniques, postsurgical complications, and the role of the fitness trainer in the rehabilitation continuum. More than 60 exercises are covered, as well as appropriate progressions and safety guidelines to use with clients to improve strength, mobility, and flexibility.

    The in-depth knowledge presented in this course will guide students in teaching appropriate exercises for postsurgical knee and hip joint replacement, including proper positioning, execution, client reminders, and modifications. Students will be able to distinguish the difference between beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercise categories to ensure proper progression of a program for their clients. The course concludes with a continuing education exam to receive credit through participating organizations. Participants taking an exam for Pro-Cert must pass with a score of 80% or higher to earn CE credit.

    Course Objectives

    • Recognize conditions that can lead to a total joint replacement and the main goals of surgery.

    • Outline the differences between the cemented and cementless procedures and describe the benefits and drawbacks of each.

    • Implement client health screening and assessment after a total joint replacement and develop an appropriate exercise program based on the client’s current condition.

    • Identify and understand the importance of the hip precautions after a total hip replacement, as well as the differences in precautions between the posterior lateral approach and the anterior approach.

    • Describe activities and exercises that are safe and effective to perform after a total joint replacement of the knee and hip.

    • Teach appropriate exercises for postsurgical knee and hip joint replacement, including proper positioning, execution, client reminders, and modifications.

    • Distinguish the difference between beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercise categories for the proper progression of an exercise program.

    • Understand alternative joint replacement procedures and technology.

    • Identify the three conditions that negatively affect joint replacement postoperative outcomes, and outline the complications that can occur after the surgery.

    • Understand the role of the fitness trainer in working with total joint replacement clients and current surgical trends in total joint replacement.


    A continuing education course for athletic trainers and therapists, physical therapists and physiotherapists, and fitness professionals working with older adults.

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Total Joint Replacement

    Joint Anatomy

    Joint Classification

    Synovial Joints


    Other Conditions Leading to Total Joint Replacement


    Fixation: Cement Versus Cementless

    Hip Replacement Technique

    Knee Replacement Technique

    Alternative Techniques and Recent Improvements

    Study Questions

    Chapter 2. Recovery

    Physical Therapy and Exercise


    Considerations for Younger Patients

    Role of the Fitness Trainer

    Activity Level

    Prevention of Falls

    Study Questions

    Chapter 3. Health Screening and Client Assessment

    Health Screening for Physical Activity

    Client Assessment

    Study Questions

    Chapter 4. Exercises

    Total Knee Replacement Exercises

    Total Hip Replacement Exercises

    Prehabilitation Exercises

    Balance Exercises

    Study Questions

    Chapter 5. Case Studies

    Total Knee Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement

    Erin Erb Hughes, MSPT, C-PT, graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in health studies. In 1998 she completed her master of science degree in physical therapy from the same university. Since that time she has been a practicing physical therapist in Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, and Texas. She has worked with a variety of patient populations in numerous settings, including home health care, hospital acute care, and outpatient orthopedics.

    Hughes has been certified as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2000. In 2002, she joined the Desert Southwest Fitness team of course reviewers and is the author of the correspondence courses Foam Roller Fitness, Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, and Shoulder Girdle Stabilization and the study guide for Low Back Injury Prevention and Rehab. She has also authored articles for Advance for Physical Therapists and PTAs.

    "Good ways to advance patients with additions to exercise programs."

    J. Bunker, Casa Grande, Arizona

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Rosemary Mason
    Exercise after Joint Replacement

    I thought this was excellent. I have had a knee replacement and should have taken this course before I did. I learned a lot and also feel that I can help my clients better now.

    You might want to add that new joint replacements are lasting as long as 25 years. I know we are told less, but it was scary to read 8 - 10 years.

    Overall an great course, well organized, thought through.