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3-Day: Intensive Clinical Orthopedic Certificate Course
Audio CD
$469.99 USD
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Audio CD - 8+ hours   Instructions
16 hr 6 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Rehab
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze altered joint mechanics and the advancement of degenerative joint conditions to the staging orthopedic interventions.
  2. Participate in hands-on application of special tests in differentiating joint damage for the shoulder, hip, and knee.
  3. Evaluate the key indications for timing of arthroscopic or joint replacement surgery.
  4. Divide the indications and procedures of TSA and Rev TSA.
  5. Communicate various surgical approaches for THA.
  6. Correlate the intra-operative procedure leading to increased conservative measure time required for THA revision.
  7. Communicate the traditional approaches with MIS and MSS surgical approaches.
  8. Analyze the advantages of computerized and robotic assisted replacement surgeries.
  9. Propose the benefits of a multi-modal approach to post-operative pain.
  10. Analyze the return to activity timeline of the post-surgical patient.
  11. Explore the best practice strategies post-op exercises including UE manual scapular stabilization techniques and closed chain functional exercises of the LE.
  12. Participate in hands-on application of cold therapies, UE immobilizers and point of care PT/INR.
  13. Apply assistive devices correctly to optimize post-op needs.
  14. Role play acute and sub-acute intervention strategies for the total shoulder, hip, and knee patient.
  15. Practice advanced level out-patient intervention strategies for the total shoulder, hip, and knee patient.
  16. Evaluate the latest research to guide treatment decisions for total joint patients.
  17. Assess an orthopedic joint patient so that you don’t overlook any important details.
  18. Explore what is on the horizon for joint replacements.
Day 1
Assessment of the Orthopedic joint patient
  • Application of orthopedic special tests and their findings
  • Correlation of special test findings with diagnostic imaging results
  • Rehabilitation options with consideration of: Conservative therapies, function and pain level, surgical options, physical co-morbidities, and relative bone density
  • Video presentations of surgical procedures Including
  • Shoulder arthroscopic procedures: SAD, RTC repair, SLAP and Bankart repair
  • Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA)
  • Reverse TSA
  • Radiograph assisted Total Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Practice in donning and doffing of UE immobilizers
  • Day 2
    Actual patient video presentations of surgical procedures:
    • Hip Arthroscopic procedures: FAI and Acetabular labral repair
    • Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), conventional posterior and lateral approaches
    • Anterior THA and THA revision
    • Knee Arthroscopic procedures: Partial menisectomy, meniscal repair, bio ingrowth cartilage
    • Total Knee replacement (TKA) conventional and sub vastus, uni & bi compartment
    • The future of joint replacement with custom implants, computerized and robotic assisted hip, knee and ankle replacement
    Acute post-op recovery:
    • Discharge planning: New 2016 Guidelines for Total joints
    • Acute Rehab / Skilled Nursing / Home which is the right choice in terms of accessibility, assistance, activity restrictions, and length of time
    • Pain management, opioid tolerance and opioid induced constipation (OIC)
    • Use of cold recirculator units and cold compression devices
    • Active and passive TED strategies
    • Demonstration of TED hose application
    • Wound Care / Infection Prevention
    • Demonstration of PICO dressing
    • Demonstration of point of care PT/INR
    • Selection and adjustment of assistive devices with instruction in proper usage for support
    Day 3
    Treatment sessions for the acute through the subacute phase of recovery
    • Shoulder: Active proximal scapular exercise and cervical stretching techniques with permissible distal UE
    • Hip: Immediate post-op exercises and progressions for the conventional and anterior approach, including transfer considerations
    • Knee: Immediate post-op exercises and progressions for the conventional and subvastus approach, including forms of stretching
    Strategies of optimal function for out-patient and beyond
    • Shoulder: Manual techniques to build proximal scapular stabilization and progression to rotator cuff strengthening
    • Hip: Progression of core pelvic strengthening, proximal trunk stability, proprioceptive, balance, coordination activities, return of normal gait mechanics
    • Knee: Progression of flexibility exercises, patellar mobilization, demonstration of patella femoral taping, the importance of proper footwear, proprioceptive, balance, coordination activities, return of normal gait mechanics


    Terry L. Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS, is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy with a specialization in orthopedic homecare physical therapy. Throughout his 36-year career, he has specialized in orthopedics, specifically total joint replacement surgery and musculoskeletal outpatient rehab as an independent private owner. Terry has worked on post-operative orthopedic units, serving as an acute care staff therapist, and trauma traction specialist.

    Terry currently works as an associate professor of anatomy for OTD and DPT students in the Tampa area and supervises students caring for orthopedic patients in a pro bono clinic with additional responsibilities for instruction in the areas of neuro anatomy, biomechanics, differential diagnosis, kinesiology, test and measures, and therapeutic exercise.

    As a sought-after national CEU presenter, Terry enjoys sharing his knowledge with interdisciplinary audiences around the country speaking on shoulder, hip, and knee injuries with advances in operative and non-operative management. He is excited to share his knowledge and years of practice experience for a better understanding in the management of the total joint rehabilitation patient.

    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Terry Rzepkowski is an Assistant Professor for Nova Southeastern University Tampa; and an Assistant Professor for South University Tampa. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Nonfinancial: Terry Rzepkowski is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
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