This course provides attendees with an understanding of how movement patterns contribute to osteoarthritis progression and how biomechanics impacts short- and long-term outcomes after joint arthroplasty. Clinical tools to objectively measure biomechanics, as well as interventions to restore normal movement patterns for individuals with knee osteoarthritis will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on February 19, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to list at least three biomechanical markers associated with knee OA progression.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two benefits and limitations each of various modalities that can be used to evaluate movement patterns in a clinical setting.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two of the most common movement patterns that persist after total knee arthroplasty.
|0-5 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|5-30 Minutes||Osteoarthritis as a systemic condition|
|30-65 Minutes||Biomechanical assessment for the patient with knee OA: Impairment screening, objective movement assessment|
|65-80 Minutes||Interventions to reduce pain and improve outcomes: Agility, gait retraining, passive control devices|
|80-115 Minutes||Biomechanical considerations after Joint Replacement|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, PhD Jr.
Dr. Zeni is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program – North at Rutgers University, School of Health Professions in New Jersey. He teaches Anatomy, Medical Imaging, and Evidence-based PT management courses. For the past 10 years, Dr. Zeni has maintained an active research agenda that has focused on measuring and improving biomechanical and functional outcomes for patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. He has a particular interest in assisting patients return to high-level vocational and recreational activities after joint arthroplasty. Dr. Zeni is currently a Co-Investigator on a clinical trial that incorporates biofeedback for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty in order to improve biomechanical outcomes and preserve the long-term integrity of the non-operated knee.
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