A live Cross Country Education seminar, slated to be held in multiple locations in Northern California, is designed to prep attendees to be educationally ready to provide current and progressive rehabilitation for the rising joint replacement population.

The “Are You Baby Boomer Ready? – Joint Replacement Rehabilitation” seminar seeks to differentiate between the joint replacement patient today and the traditional patient “learned about in school,” according to the Cross Country Education website. To address the “Baby Boomer” joint replacement patient’s high expectations and desire to remain active requires an understanding of modern technology and the ability to confidently communicate to the patient.

Live seminar dates include October 17 in San Jose, October 18 in Sacramento, and October 27 in San Francisco

The interactive seminar is intended to provide attendees the evidenced-based knowledge to answer questions from patients, such as “What should I not do?” or “When can I hike or play tennis again?” The site notes that the seminar will also examine surgery, from traditional to cutting edge, in addition to evidenced-based rehab and return to activity guidelines.

Learning objectives for the seminar include grasping the rehab implications as they apply to the latest orthopedic surgery for joint arthroplasty; learning more about the latest surgical joint replacement techniques, such as Computer Assisted Surgery, tissue sparring, resurfacing, and minimally invasive procedures; as well as ascertain the most evidenced-based information about topics such as CPM, NMES, and preoperative therapy.

Additional objectives, the site says, include examining when it is safe for patients to resume swimming, biking, hiking, and other sports post-total hip, knee, or shoulder arthroplasty, as well as discover and participate in fun and intra-active functional rehabilitation exercises that facilitate return of ROM, gait, and overall function in an effective and efficient manner.

John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, cert MDT, ATC, CSCS, will present the seminar. O’Halloran is a licensed physical therapy and athletic trainer with more than 25 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. O’Halloran is also an APTA board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and certified functional capacity evaluator in the Blankenship Method and has been credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. O’Halloran also is the sole owner of O’Halloran Rehabilitation, a division of O’Halloran Consulting LLC, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has worked in a variety of settings, including universities and hospitals, and served for 20 years as the director of physical therapy/sports medicine at Southeastern Orthopedics and co-owner of GOSMC Properties, LLC.

[Source: Cross Country Education]