This continuing education course includes a workbook and exam. It is an
invaluable resource for those working with older adults recovering from
a knee or hip replacement. More than 60 exercises are covered as well as
appropriate progressions and safety guidelines.
Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
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.
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.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Total Joint Replacement
Other Conditions Leading to Total Joint Replacement
Fixation: Cement Versus Cementless
Hip Replacement Technique
Knee Replacement Technique
Alternative Techniques and Recent Improvements
Chapter 2. Recovery
Physical Therapy and Exercise
Considerations for Younger Patients
Role of the Fitness Trainer
Prevention of Falls
Chapter 3. Health Screening and Client Assessment
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Chapter 4. Exercises
Total Knee Replacement Exercises
Total Hip Replacement Exercises
Chapter 5. Case Studies
Total Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
About the Author
A continuing education course for athletic trainers and therapists,
physical therapists and physiotherapists, and fitness professionals
working with older adults.
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
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
"Good ways to advance patients with additions to exercise programs."