Start date
20 October, 2017
End date
21 October, 2017
Date note
Friday 4:00pm – 8:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-5:15pm. Please arrive 15 minutes on Friday to receive your workshop package.

More than 15,000 adults undergo hip or knee arthroplasty surgery each year in BC. With our aging population and osteoarthritis being the most common reason for this elective surgery, we can expect to have almost 18,000 patients/year needing pre- and post-operative rehabilitation by 2020-21. Physical therapists play an important role in helping patients prepare for surgery and return to independence in day-to-day activities, mobility, and valued work, leisure and sporting activities after surgery.

In this workshop, we will discuss the role of physical therapy along the rehab continuum. Participants will learn how to recognize common functional problems that arise after TJA and impact patients’ rehabilitation and address these using evidence-informed exercise and manual therapy approaches. This workshop combines lecture, online learning, discussion, and practical components. All course materials, including assessment forms, exercise handouts and access to online module are included in the workshop fee.

Through completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand current surgical approaches for THA and TKA and their impact on rehabilitation.
  • Identify and apply key orthopaedic assessment skills to the patient with THA/TKA to guide a post-acute rehabilitation plan.
  • Identify common gait abnormalities after THA and TKA and apply treatment strategies to address.
  • Recognize and address common functional limitations after these surgeries.
  • Prescribe evidence-informed treatment for each phase of THA and TKA rehabilitation to achieve functional outcomes.  
  • Select, use and interpret recommended patient-reported and performance-based outcome measures for patients along the THA and TKA continuum.
  • Recommend community and online resources to promote physical activity after THA and TKA.

For more information, contact Marie Westby ( or download the attached brochure.

Event Cost
Early bird rate (by Sept. 1st): $300+GST ($315) Regular rate (by Sept. 22nd): $350+GST ($367.50)
On-line and In-person

Mary Pack Arthritis Program
895 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 1L7

Posting expiry date
This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.