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Total Joint Arthroplasty

Seminar Description:

20 Contact Hours

Take evidence and combine it with the topic of total joint arthroplasty and you will get the essential message of this course. How can we, as clinicians, practice in this rapidly changing environment and give great substantiated care? This course will give clinicians tools and research to apply in their current treatment environments. The field of total joint arthroplasty has evolved due to the advancement of surgical techniques, components and the patient population. This course helps to educate clinicians on the multidisciplinary role and how to best work with team members in providing outstanding patient care. The insider scoop on the perspectives of orthopedic surgeons and nursing will also be reviewed. A combination of lecture, case studies, interactive participation and videos will be integrated for a well rounded educational experience. By examining the procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder, clinicians will be educated on the entire process of joint arthroplasty from pre- operative education to post rehabilitation in all settings. We will also explore patient pathologies, understanding the role of pharmacology, the role of education and the rehabilitation role in the interdisciplinary treatment team. Finally participants will leave with a plethora of treatment ideas as well as outcome tools to improve existing protocols.

Course Objectives

  1. Adapt the latest treatment techniques for working with patients who have had a total joint replacement in any treatment setting.
  2. Analyze the latest advances and technology in total joint arthroplasty.
  3. Explain the differences in the treatment of patients with total joint arthroplasty in the acute care environment and other environments.
  4. Analyze the surgical considerations and options available for joint arthroplasty.
  5. Judge post-operative precautions/restrictions following THA, TKA, TSA.
  6. Integrate functional evaluation tools.
  7. Analyze the aspects of total joint surgery for hips, knees and shoulders and the impact on rehabilitation.
  8. Design multidisciplinary care plans and their impact on patient care.
  9. Propose rehabilitation programs for speci c joint arthroplasty procedures.
  10. Critique the stages in medical and surgical management for patients receiving a total joint replacement.
  11. Design an integrated treatment approach for the upper and lower extremity status-post fracture with or without repair.
  12. Formulate and review the rationale for rehabilitation protocols following total joint replacement.
  13. Recommend evidence-based treatment interventions for total joint replacement.
  14. Incorporate these principles into working with the interdisciplinary team in all stages of patient management.

Your Instructor

Dr. Alisa Curry, PT, DPT, GTCCS, GCS, FSOAE

Dr. Alisa Curry PT DPT GTC GCS holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University, a BS in Physical Therapy from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma and a BS in Psychology from the University of California San Diego. She has worked in skilled nursing and home health in the San Francisco Bay Area, transitioning to Acute Care in 1996 at Washington Hospital in Fremont CA. Now a PT Clinical Coordinator, she has been an integral developer in the growth of a top-ranked joint arthroplasty program serving 1400+ patients yearly, known as the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research. From committing to a more efficient, patient-centered and holistic approach to patient care to staff development, she has been completely dedicated to the program’s continued success click here to find out more. Dr. Curry moderates an online discussion listserve of over 2000 patients internationally to ask questions about total joint arthroplasty.  She is an active member of the Maid This American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), developing the Total Joint Replacement Special Interest Group for therapists practicing primarily with this patient population, has presented for the APTA and the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON). She is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the APTA and holds a Geriatric Training Certification from Great Seminars. Dr. Curry has also consulted on projects with the AAOS, NAON, APTA and other medical entities to improve care of the geriatric patient population.

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.


Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.

Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25

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