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Therapeutic Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease:
DVD Video
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 30 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Summarize the commonly-experienced condition of degenerative joint disease.
  2. Explain focused history taking techniques and examination methods to create diagnostic skills for evaluation of upper and lower extremity degenerative joints.
  3. Evaluate the decision-making processes regarding conservative and surgical treatment options for patients with degenerative joints.
  4. Obtain methods to effectively educate patients regarding: the arthritic process, treatment options, recovery steps, and long-term expectations.
  5. Describe recovery and rehabilitation stages to counsel and consult patients.
  6. Determine the strategies to share with patients to optimally prevent or delay arthritic changes.

Diagnostic Criteria for Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

  • American Medical Association (AMA) Guidelines
  • Arthritis foundation’s guidelines

Patient Presentation

  • Medical history
  • DJD v. Rheumatoid Arthritis v. Gout
  • Other Arthritic conditions

The Pathophysiology of DJD in:

  • Weight-bearing joints
  • Non-weight bearing joints
  • The spine

Joint Conservation

  • Silver Sneakers
  • Ergonomic work and home environments
  • Biomechanics
  • Positional awareness

Techniques to Maintain Mobility

  • Motion is lotion
  • Muscle balance
  • Joint stability
  • Diet and supplements
    • Super foods
    • Over the counter supplements

Medical Management

  • Medication
    • Benefits
    • Risks


  • Arthroscopy
  • Total joint arthroplasty
    • Total hip
    • Total knee
    • Total shoulder
      • Conventional
      • Reverse
  • Ankle
  • MCP replacement

Physical Therapy Management

  • Pre-Hab
    • Introduction of assistive devices
    • Pre-op exercise program
    • Smoking cessation
    • Weight reduction
    • Motivational interviewing techniques

Total Joint Regimens

  • Acute care post-op
    • Post-op teaching
    • Gait instruction specific to intervention
    • Exercise programs
    • Critical pathways
  • Precautions

Outpatient Rehab

  • Program Goals
  • Design of exercise regimen
  • Scar care management
  • Outcome measure
  • Gait Progression
    • Household v. community ambulation
    • Addressing the “What can I do?”
    • Mature adult
    • Middle-aged adult


  • 1+ year to complete recovery
  • Activity guideline
  • Quality of life
  • Cost benefits of activities


Shane Malecha, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, has been a physical therapist for the past 14 years, practicing in a variety of settings, including out-patient, in-patient, neurological rehabilitation, and sports medicine. One of his areas of specialization is in spinal assessments and rehabilitation along with falls prevention.

Dr. Malecha has practiced for Aegis Therapies since 2009. His other experiences include being a director of a home health agency and a staff clinician for an orthopedic/sports medicine clinic. Dr. Malecha has lectured extensively in the areas of medical screening for physical therapy, Lumbar/Thoracic and Cervical evaluation and treatment, vestibular rehabilitation, and falls prevention.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Shane Malecha has an employment relationship with Aegis Therapies. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Shane Malecha is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Advisory Panel of Education.
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