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Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement Online CE Course-2nd Edition

Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement Online CE Course-2nd Edition

$129.00 USD

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    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • Workbook
    • Continuing education exam
    Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, Second Edition CE Course, is an invaluable resource for athletic trainers, exercise specialists, and those working with older adults recovering from a joint replacement. This continuing education course will help students understand the conditions leading to hip and knee joint replacement, surgical techniques, postsurgical complications, and the role of the fitness trainer in the rehabilitation continuum. More than 60 exercises are covered, as well as appropriate progressions and safety guidelines to use with clients to improve strength, mobility, and flexibility.

    The in-depth knowledge presented in this course will guide students in teaching appropriate exercises for postsurgical knee and hip joint replacement, including proper positioning, execution, client reminders, and modifications. Students will be able to distinguish the difference between beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercise categories to ensure proper progression of a program for their clients. The course concludes with a continuing education exam to receive credit through participating organizations.

    Course Objectives
    • Recognize conditions that can lead to a total joint replacement and the main goals of surgery.
    • Outline the differences between the cemented and cementless procedures and describe the benefits and drawbacks of each.
    • Implement client health screening and assessment after a total joint replacement and develop an appropriate exercise program based on the client’s current condition.
    • Identify and understand the importance of the hip precautions after a total hip replacement, as well as the differences in precautions between the posterior lateral approach and the anterior approach.
    • Describe activities and exercises that are safe and effective to perform after a total joint replacement of the knee and hip.
    • Teach appropriate exercises for postsurgical knee and hip joint replacement, including proper positioning, execution, client reminders, and modifications.
    • Distinguish the difference between beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercise categories for the proper progression of an exercise program.
    • Understand alternative joint replacement procedures and technology.
    • Identify the three conditions that negatively affect joint replacement postoperative outcomes, and outline the complications that can occur after the surgery.
    • Understand the role of the fitness trainer in working with total joint replacement clients and current surgical trends in total joint replacement.


    A continuing education course for athletic trainers and therapists, physical therapists and physiotherapists, and fitness professionals working with older adults.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Total Joint Replacement
    Joint Anatomy
    Joint Classification
    Synovial Joints
    Other Conditions Leading to Total Joint Replacement
    Fixation: Cement Versus Cementless
    Hip Replacement Technique
    Knee Replacement Technique
    Alternative Techniques and Recent Improvements
    Study Questions
    Chapter 2. Recovery
    Physical Therapy and Exercise
    Considerations for Younger Patients
    Role of the Fitness Trainer
    Activity Level
    Prevention of Falls
    Study Questions
    Chapter 3. Health Screening and Client Assessment
    Health Screening for Physical Activity
    Client Assessment
    Study Questions
    Chapter 4. Exercises
    Total Knee Replacement Exercises
    Total Hip Replacement Exercises
    Prehabilitation Exercises
    Balance Exercises
    Study Questions
    Chapter 5. Case Studies
    Total Knee Replacement
    Total Hip Replacement
    Answer Keys
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Erin Erb Hughes, MSPT, C-PT, graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in health studies. In 1998 she completed her master of science degree in physical therapy from the same university. Since that time she has been a practicing physical therapist in Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, and Texas. She has worked with a variety of patient populations in numerous settings, including home health care, hospital acute care, and outpatient orthopedics.

    Hughes has been certified as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2000. In 2002, she joined the Desert Southwest Fitness team of course reviewers and is the author of the correspondence courses Foam Roller Fitness, Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, and Shoulder Girdle Stabilization and the study guide for Low Back Injury Prevention and Rehab. She has also authored articles for Advance for Physical Therapists and PTAs.


    "Good ways to advance patients with additions to exercise programs."

    J. Bunker, Casa Grande, Arizona