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Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, Second Edition CE Course,
- Continuing education exam
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.
- 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Total Joint Replacement
Other Conditions Leading to Total Joint Replacement
Fixation: Cement Versus Cementless
Hip Replacement Technique
Knee Replacement Technique
Alternative Techniques and Recent Improvements
Chapter 2. Recovery
Physical Therapy and Exercise
Considerations for Younger Patients
Role of the Fitness Trainer
Prevention of Falls
Chapter 3. Health Screening and Client Assessment
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Chapter 4. Exercises
Total Knee Replacement Exercises
Total Hip Replacement Exercises
Chapter 5. Case Studies
Total Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
A continuing education course for athletic trainers and therapists,
physical therapists and physiotherapists, and fitness professionals
working with older adults.