Seminar Detail

An Intensive Training Lab for Total Joint Replacement
An Intensive Training Lab for Total Joint Replacement

Where:   JACKSON, MS

When:  Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:

You know the drill … advanced surgical techniques, shorter hospital stays, minimal inpatient rehab, and lessening home health visits make efficiently treating total joint replacement patients a necessity. As a full time practicing clinician Jason Handschumacher, DPT, OCS, understands the increased demands that rehab professionals encounter. With patients expecting quicker, better and cheaper results … is it possible to achieve these lofty goals just with the approaches you learned in school?

Consider the case of Paul – a 78 year old man who underwent routine Total Knee Replacement and is now 4 weeks post-op with persistent lateral thigh and leg pain that keep him from sleeping. Stretching, range of motion and straight leg raises aren’t getting the job done. And forget about refilling that Oxycodone prescription. Join for the day and you will see how the combination of dry needling, IASTM, kinesiotaping and proper exercise sequencing can restore pain free function, for the patients you see as well. This course isn’t just some “guru” spilling out anecdotal patient stories however. Jason will provide you with analysis of the latest research studies, as well as a multitude of tips for each phase of rehabilitation that he personally uses every day for success. These best practices will revolutionize your practice to deliver the very best for your patients:

  • Dry needling, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), kinesiology taping and other emerging techniques as complementary treatment modalities
  • Analyze the very latest research to optimize outcomes (FREE downloads provided)
  • HANDS-ON LABS to expand skills in manual therapy, kinesiology taping and exercise prescription
  • CASE-STUDIES and videos from Jason’s REAL PATIENTS (FREE Video Downloads provided)
  • Functional exercises and manual therapy interventions to start Day One post-op
  • How to get paid for and maximize the effectiveness of pre-hab/pre-op education

  1. Examine the arthritis progression and determine where and how therapists can have the most impact.
  2. Apply tissue healing science and exercise physiology strategies to patient scenarios.
  3. Predict what therapists may expect to see regarding advancements in joint arthroplasty over the next 10-20 years.
  4. Prescribe the best total knee arthroplasty interventions when carefully considering stage of healing and recovery.
  5. Examine why therapists see total hip arthroplasty patients less and less in rehabilitation today due to the latest treatment advancements.
  6. Differentiate between the variety of options available to replace or resurface the shoulder to then tailor the rehabilitation plan for each patient.

Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Rehab implications based on the component options/surgical approach
  • What should change when a custom prosthesis is used?
  • Revisions surgeries
  • Same-day surgery options, simultaneous bilateral surgery and implications
  • Impact of decline in sub-acute rehabilitation stays for patients
  • Staging of rehabilitation: What to work on, when and why
  • NMES, CPM, manual therapy, and the latest research
  • Hands-on Lab/video: Using manual therapy, symmetry training & selecting the right exercises at the right time
Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Rehab implications based on the component options/surgical approach
  • ”Total Hip Precautions” for today
  • Staging of rehabilitation: What to work on, when and why
  • Why these patients may need less rehabilitation
  • Dislocation concerns addressed
  • Hands-on lab/video: Balance and proprioception, stance control, velocity, gait, leg length, manual therapy, strengthening progressing, exercise selection
  • Metal on metal resurfacing
  • Special challenges associated with simultaneous bilateral and revision surgeries
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Standard or reverse: What, why, and what does it mean to you
  • Surgical approach, tissue affected, rehabilitation implications, and the latest research
  • Staging of rehabilitation: What to work on, when and why
  • Patient function expectations: What the prosthesis can and cannot do
  • Outcome predictors with TSA
  • Hands-on lab/video: Manual therapy, salvage procedure, scaption slings, is the cuff intact or not, anterior capsule strain, taping, exercise selection
Total Ankle Arthroplasty & First MTP Arthroplasty
  • Surgery today and tomorrow
  • Rehabilitation implications
  • Challenges and advances in prosthesis design
  • Optimizing gait
  • Patient function expectations: What the prosthesis can and cannot do
  • Hands-on lab/video: Exercise selection, proprioception, delayed weightbearing, balance, FWB vs. PWB
Case Study, Lab Demonstration, Exercises, Video, Discussion
  • Walk through real patient cases across each stage of rehab
  • Video, demonstration, and practices of exercises based on stage of rehab and EMG muscle study
  • Q&A: Ask the expert about the most challenging patients you’ve seen
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Athletic Trainers


Jason Handschumacher, PT, DPT, OCS, is an expert in myofascial release, with over 16 years of clinical experience in some of the top facilities in the country. He practices at a hospital in the Charlotte metropolitan area, serving patients in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings. In addition, he sees patients at a clinic within an active adult community.

Dr. Handschumacher travels nationally to present seminars on myofascial release and is known for his dynamic, hands-on teaching style. He has presented research finings for state and national PT associations related to non-operative management of the rotator cuff, injury prevention, and the uses of therapeutic taping. Board-Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Dr. Handschumacher earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jason Handschumacher has an employment relationship with Springs Memorial Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jason Handschumacher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Athletic Trainers
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category A continuing education.

Massage Therapists
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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Physician Assistants
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