Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Anne Ahlman, MPT
Peer Reviewer(s): Jeff Falkel, Ph.D, PT
Item#: Q3440
1 Course Book (48 pages)

Knee Deep: Rehabilitation for Total Knee Replacement

Price $29.95
Item # Q3440
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

More than half a million knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. and rehabilitation is an essential component of postoperative recovery. This course provides rehabilitation professionals with a comprehensive overview of the many considerations surrounding knee replacement surgery, including relevant knee anatomy, patient selection criteria, pertinent surgical factors, common post-surgical complications, and rehabilitation strategies. This course discusses the parameters of perioperative and postoperative patient management, rehabilitation goals and treatment methods, and factors involved in the patient's transition from hospital to home and back to the community.

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25974. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

California PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approve courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.
Course Objectives
  • Explain the anatomical components of the knee and how joint damage may influence the need for knee replacement surgery.
  • List patient factors that can affect the type and timing of knee replacement surgery.
  • Identify indications for total knee replacement surgery and clinical treatment strategies used during preoperative rehabilitation.
  • Summarize how surgical approaches to total knee replacement and resulting complications may impact postoperative recovery.
  • Discuss clinical goals and treatment techniques commonly used during postoperative rehabilitation for patients with total knee replacements.
Anne Ahlman, MPT, received a Bachelors of Science degree in 1983 from University of CA, Davis and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from University of California, San Francisco in 1992. She is a practicing CA licensed physical therapist in Mountain View, CA and previously served as director of Rehabilitation and Lead Physical Therapist at Idylwood Convelescent Hospital in Sunnyvale, CA. As a clinical instructor, she has taught and trained first-year PT students. She is an AHA registered therapist in classic Hippotherapy; she has given numerous presentations on on that topic and in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and vestibular dysfunction. She is a past member of the California chapter of the APTA and published her master thesis in 1992 on “Effectiveness of Vestibular Exercise Therapy” under her maiden name of Westgate with a grant from the California Chapter of the APTA. She has written numerous articles, served as physical therapy editor for the journal Today in PT and is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Anne Ahlman has disclosed that she has no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course book.
Jeff Falkel, Ph.D, PT, received his bachelor of science degree in physical education from Cortland State University in Cortland, New York; his master of science degree in physical therapy from Duke University; and his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked in the field of physical therapy for more than 30 years and has specialized in the rehabilitation of total joint replacement. In 2000, Dr. Falkel underwent bilateral total knee arthoplasties, and wrote the book Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation: The Knee Owner’s Manual with one of his surgeons, Dr. Daniel Brugioni, to provide patients and clinicians with a first-hand “owner’s manual” of the steps and procedures in preparation and rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty.
  • Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.