Start date
12 May, 2018
End date
13 May, 2018
Date note
Saturday 8:45 am-5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Please arrive BEFORE 8:45 am on Saturday to receive your workshop package.

Course Description:

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 and address common MSK challenges that impact recovery after TJA using evidence-informed exercise therapy and neuromotor training. This workshop combines lecture, online learning, discussion, patient demonstrations and hands-on practice. 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
  • Use key assessment findings to guide rehab interventions
  • Identify and address common gait abnormalities after THA and TKA
  • Recognize and address common MSK challenges that impact recovery
  • Apply principles for progressive exercise therapy and neuromotor training in post-acute phase  
  • Select and use 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 and return to sport after THA and TKA
Event Cost
Early bird rate: $375+GST ($393.75) by March 30th Regular rate: $425+GST ($446.25)
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.