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Course # 12: Therapeutic Management of Patients with Fracture, Joint Replacement and Shoulder Disorders

Faculty

Dr. Deepak Sebastian DPT, PhD, ND, OCS, FAAOMPT

Course Description

This two day course comprising of lectures and extensive hands on laboratory components is designed to help clinicians achieve superior outcomes when working on patients with fractures, joint replacement and shoulder disorders. Dr. Sebastian blends existing evidence and 21 years of orthopedic clinical experience to help participants diagnose and manage shoulder disorders, fractures and joint replacement surgeries with greater confidence and proficiency. Joint replacement surgery, fracture of the upper and lower limb and shoulder problems are becoming more common in the elderly. As many as a million Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year. Concurrently, fractures of the upper and lower limb are also common especially in the elderly. The estimated number of people who seek medical help for a shoulder problems are in the millions, Rehabilitation is the in functional recovery and the key player here is the rehabilitation professional, and the need for skilled expertise is obvious. This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview contemporary methodology in managing hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasties, and the rehab management of common upper and lower extremity fractures in the elderly following reduction and stabilization. This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the sources of pain and dysfunction in the shoulder by location, hands on palpation and assessment and interventional techniques that are ‘dysfunction specific’ and prophylactic methods to decrease the vulnerability of such occurrences, in the elderly. The concepts and principles of this course will enhance the participant’s knowledge and clinical skills through lecture, case studies, videotape presentations, demonstrations and practice Participants will leave the course with tools that can be used immediately and more effectively. This course is designed for participants with a basic to intermediate level of experience.

Contact Hours

Upon completion of this course, all participants (PT, PTA, OT, OTA) will be given a certificate of attendance. All participants licensed in New Jersey will receive 13 continuing education credit as approved by New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Approval # 390-2014). 

All participants licensed in Pennsylvania will receive credit of 14.0 contact hours as approved by Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy (Approval # PTCE005465).

Contact your state board for specific filing requirements.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the etiology of common fractures in the upper and lower extremity and the reduction and stabilization procedures used in their initial acute management.
  • Understand the indications for joint replacement in the hip, knee and shoulder region and subsequently the surgical techniques currently used.
  • Understand sources of pathology that present as musculoskeletal complaints in the shoulder region, in the elderly.
  • Integrate this knowledge towards a subjective and objective examination of the shoulder following mechanical dysfunction, and the upper and lower extremity following fractures and joint replacement 
  • Plan an appropriate rehabilitation management strategy with measurable functional outcomes for mechanical dysfunction in the shoulder region.
  • Plan an appropriate rehabilitation management strategy with measurable functional outcomes for the upper and lower extremity following fractures and joint replacement.
  • Learn hands on assessment procedures and treatment techniques to address the above listed objectives to complete the affective and psychomotor components of the rehabilitation process.
  • Understand and utilize evidence based methodology to document functional outcomes following the management of mechanical shoulder dysfunction, upper and lower extremity fractures and joint replacement, in the elderly.



Course Agenda

DAY ONE

Time Activity
7:30 – 8:00 am REGISTRATION
8:00 - 10:30 am Introduction; Clinically relevant musculoskeletal anatomy (Hip and knee and ankle region); Normal biomechanics of the lower extremity in closed chain function; Lower extremity palpation (LAB) Common lower extremity fractures in the elderly 
10:30 -10:45 am BREAK
10:45-1:00 pm Common lower extremity fractures in the elderly (cont.)
Contemporary reduction and surgical methodology in lower extremity fractures; Clinical and radiological assessment (LAB);
Musculoskeletal implications following lower extremity fractures and rehabilitation principles; Relevant rehabilitation intervention with a functional emphasis (LAB)
1:00 – 2:00 pm LUNCH (on your own)
2:00-3:30 pm

Indications for joint replacement in the hip and knee;  Contemporary surgical methodology in hip and knee arthroplasty;  Musculoskeletal implications following joint replacement in the hip and knee; Palpation and assessment during stages of recovery following joint replacement in the hip and knee (LAB); Relevant rehabilitation intervention with a functional emphasis (LAB)

3:30 – 3:45 pm BREAK

3:45-5:30 pm

Relevant Physical Therapy Intervention with a Functional Emphasis (LAB) (cont’d)
Functional Outcome Measurement, the Need and Methodology, the need and methodology
5:30 pm ADJOURN


DAY TWO

Time Activity
7.30 – 9:30 am Clinically relevant musculoskeletal anatomy and normal mechanics (Upper extremity); Normal biomechanics of the upper extremity Palpation (LAB); Common shoulder pathologies in the elderly
9.30 – 9:45 am BREAK
9:45 - 12:00 noon

Common upper extremity fractures in the elderly; Clinical and radiological assessment (LAB); Musculoskeletal implications following shoulder disorders and upper extremity fractures and rehabilitation principles; Relevant rehabilitation intervention with a functional emphasis (LAB)

12:00 – 12:45 pm LUNCH (on your own)
12:45 - 2:00 pm Indications for joint replacement in the shoulder; Contemporary surgical methodology in shoulder arthroplasty; Musculoskeletal implications following joint replacement in the shoulder; Palpation and assessment during stages of recovery following joint replacement in the shoulder (LAB); Relevant rehabilitation intervention with a functional emphasis (LAB)
2:00-2:30 pm Question and Answer
2:30 p.m. ADJOURN

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:    PTs, PTAs, ATs, OTs and OTAs

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