Seminar Detail

Total Joint Rehabilitation: Matching Intervention to Knee & Hip Impairment
Total Joint Rehabilitation: Matching Intervention to Knee & Hip Impairment

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description
Join Chad M. Thompson to elevate your treatment of total joint patients into the here and now. The high-tech development of 3D custom joint fabrication, in conjunction with 3D motion analysis of gait, both pre- and post-operatively, allow the patient to receive the most state-of-the-art care available. You will learn how to evaluate real-time evidence to determine whether current interventions are contributing to the most successful outcomes for the client. Based upon this evidence, we will discuss how to select targeted exercises that will achieve cost effective, functional goals. During this inspiring day, you will have an opportunity to see how 3D gait and motion analysis can match your client's needs for a truly customized program. Let us bring the future of total joint rehabilitation forward… as you discover the exciting new opportunities within your role, update your prescription methodology and determine ways to anticipate the evolving needs of your total joint client.
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  1. Evaluate conservative management of degenerative joints to discern when these options are the best for the client.
  2. Analyze total joint replacement prescription for outcome achievement.
  3. Anticipate strategies to optimally manage complications.
  4. Contrast the current trends for comprehensive rehab programs.
  5. Determine how 3D gait and motion analysis can become a powerful tool in the development of functional rehab programming.
  6. Compare the effects of residual deficits well beyond the initial healing phase.
  7. Establish goals for complete rehabilitation.
  8. Review cost analysis and purposed saving as they pertain to customized joint replacements.
Program Outline

  • Hospital Course
    • PreHaB
    • Critical pathways
    • Typical stay
    • Pain control: Oral meds, PCA, nerve blocks
    • Rehab goals
      • Gait distance
      • Exercise protocol
      • Discharge planning
      • Anticipating needs at home
    • Rehab Outcomes
      • Gait distances
      • Knee stability
      • Click six
      • Iowa scale
  • Complicated Hospitalizations
    • Risks
      • Fracture
      • Blood clot
      • Component failure
      • Infection
      • Blood loss
      • Death
    • Expectations for a Complicated Course
      • Blood transfusions
      • Revision
      • Treating Infections: Component removal, IV antibiotics, oral meds
      • Back on track
  • The Focus of Post Hospital Care
    • Assessment of motion analysis
    • Evaluative findings
    • Customized exercise prescription
    • Gait assistive device selection
  • Rehabilitation Goals
    • Scar care
    • Benefits of scar care soft tissue mobilization
    • Cost of poor scar care
      • Fibrosis
      • Patellar adhesion
      • Range of motion loss
      • Manipulation
    • Functional range restoration
      • Normal ranges
      • Cost of range restriction
      • 3D assessment
      • Cost of NOT Restoring Range of Motion: Knee and hip
    • Strength loss
      • 3D Comparison of Functional Cost to Strength Loss
      • Best Practice Exercises WHY?
        • Squat
        • Lunge
        • Lateral Stepping
        • Stretch: Active and passive insufficiency
  • Cost analysis
    • Average hospital length
      • Saving a hospital day
      • Risk reduction: Infection, blood clot, nosocomial infections
    • Joint Life
      • Revision rates: Knee and hip
      • Revision difficulties: Knee and hip
    • The future of bio growth tissue
      • Cartilage re-growth
      • Bone re-growth
      • Can we ever prevent DJD? RA?


Dr. Chad M. Thompson is currently the director for the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), Georgetown, Kentucky location. This site is the sports medicine provider for Georgetown College. Chad has over 27 years of experience working with shoulder rehabilitation in both acute and outpatient phases. Chad considers this one of his favorite diagnoses to treat. He has devoted over 300 hours in continuing education learning to develop a throwing program from the likes of Kevin Wilk and James Andrews. Chad's expertise has been sought to present nationally on total and reverse total joint shoulder procedures.

He has hosted throwing clinics for young ball players and overhead athletes, has consulted with many industries for ergonomic modifications to prevent shoulder/ upper extremity injuries and has worked with large companies like Kroger, RJ Coreman, Jim Beam and Legget and Platte on "train the trainer" and "stretch break" programs. Chad has provided on-site assessment training for Toyota medical staff for differential diagnosis of the industrial shoulder. He has trained with Josh Cleland to hone differential skills for upper extremity diagnosis and treatment. Chad has devoted his career to providing patients with impairment-based exercise programs for the prevention of disability and loss of functional independence. In addition, Chad is a clinical instructor for the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and assists in supervising the Samaritan Free Clinic. This clinic allows students to assess and treat underserved patients under the supervision of a PT.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chad Thompson is Director of Outpatient Physical Therapy at KORT Physical Therapy Clinic. He has stock holdings with Bristol Meyer Squibb in a 401K retirement plan with Select Medical Corporation. Mr. Thompson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Chad Thompson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), 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.

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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.

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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

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.

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 AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and has been approved for .7 CEUs.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of clinical Category I CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

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