Seminar Detail

Joint Replacement Rehab for Today and Tomorrow: Returning Seniors Back to Life
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Are you ready to face the mounting number of “baby boomers” who want to return to an active lifestyle after joint replacement surgery? Advanced surgical techniques, shorter hospital stays, minimal inpatient rehab, and lessening home health visits make efficiently treating this emerging population a necessity for all therapists and rehab professionals. Help your patients get back to life with speaker Jason Handschumacher, DPT, as he relates 16 years of practical, evidence-based interventions he uses with this exact population every day. He will give the tools today that you need for tomorrow, such as:
  • Practical exercises patients should do early and at home
  • Applying exercise and tissue healing science in your everyday practice
  • Accessing and understanding the latest research to defend your practice and improve reimbursement
  • A roadmap for what the future holds for joint replacement rehab

  • Examine the arthritis progression and determine where and how therapists can have the most impact.
  • How to apply tissue healing science and exercise physiology every day for your patients.
  • Discuss the history of joint arthroplasty and what therapists can expect in the next 10-20 years.
  • Define current concepts in total knee arthroplasty and the correct interventions based on stage of healing and recovery.
  • Examine advances in total hip arthroplasty and why therapists see these patients less and less in rehabilitation today.
  • List the variety of options in replacing or resurfacing the shoulder and how to tailor your rehabilitation to the individual.
  • Ascertain how and why the ankle and 1st MTP can be replaced.

Etiology Of Arthritis, History Of Joint Arthroplasty, & Cost Of Care Across The Healthcare Spectrum
  • Anatomy review: capsular changes, cartilage wear, and joint breakdown
  • Origins of joint arthroplasty, surgical approaches and components used
  • Manual therapy and taping options for pain reduction and neuromuscular facilitation
  • Payment changes for facilities, surgeons, and rehabilitation
  • Impact of “prehabilitation” and how you can be involved
  • Methods to reduce overall cost to your system with the rise in volume of surgeries
Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Component options, surgical approach, and rehab implications
  • Revision 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 and the right exercises at the right time
Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Component options, surgical approach and rehabilitation implications, and the latest research
  • ”Total Hip Precautions” for today
  • Staging of rehabilitation: what to work on, when, and why
  • Why these patients may need less rehabilitation
  • Hands-on lab/video using manual therapy and the right exercises at the right time
  • Gait stability and training
  • 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
  • Hands-on lab/video using manual therapy and the right exercises at the right time
Total Ankle Arthroplasty & First MTP Arthroplasty
  • Overview of surgery today and tomorrow
  • Rehabilitation implications
  • Challenges and advances in prosthesis design
  • Optimizing gait
  • Patient function expectations: what the prosthesis can and cannot do
Case Study, Lab Demonstration, Exercises, Video, Discussion
  • Walk through real patient cases across each stage of rehab
  • Video, demonstration, and practice of exercises based on stage of rehab and EMG muscle study
  • Q&A about the patients you see
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Rehabilitation Managers
  • Personal Trainers
  • Specific patient examples for interactive group discussion
  • Athletic attire


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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

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 6.25 hours of Category A continuing education.

Personal Trainers
This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for 0.6 CEUs. PESI, Inc. Provider Number is 544.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Maryland Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .6 CEUs.

Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Credit Available Until: 2/22/2020
This course has been approved for 6.25 contact hours by the Virginia Physical Therapy Association. Approval #: CEUL036904.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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