Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Anne Ahlman, MPT
Peer Reviewer(s): Daniel Cipriani, PT, PhD
Item#: Q3450
1 Course Book (42 pages)

Total Hip Arthroplasty: Surgery and Rehabilitation

Price $29.95
Item # Q3450
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This course provides rehabilitation professionals with a comprehensive review of hip replacement surgery from the preoperative period to postoperative recovery, and highlights the latest evidence-based research examining effective treatment measures and therapeutic outcomes relating to hip replacement surgery. The learner will discover the most recent advances in surgical approaches for hip replacements and gain an improved understanding of how different types of prosthetic implants, methods of fixation, and surgical techniques influence the ability of patients to participate in rehabilitation and achieve the desired clinical goals for functional independence.

Texas - 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.

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.

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #16S2300

Course Objectives

  • Describe the musculoskeletal anatomy of the hip joint.
  • Discuss the etiology of conditions that most commonly result in hip replacement surgery.
  • List the types of prosthetic implants methods of fixation and surgical approaches currently available for hip replacement surgery.
  • Identify evidence-based approaches to preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation.
Anne Ahlman, MPT, received a bachelor of sciences degree from the University of California, Davis in 1983 and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University in 1992. She is a practicing outpatient physical therapist at Cupertino Physical Therapy in San Jose, California, and has experience as a director of rehabilitation and as a clinical instructor to physical therapy students. With a background in medical research, Anne has written and presented on a variety of topics involving orthopedics, sports medicine, geriatrics, vestibular dysfunction, and hippotherapy. Anne served as the physical therapy editor for Today in PT magazine and is the author of Naked Elbows: A Physical Therapist’s Reflections on Patient Care, Intuition, and Healing, a medical narrative that explores personal and professional stories about the joys and challenges of providing patient care.
Daniel Cipriani, PT, PhD, is an associate professor of physical therapy at Chapman University (Orange, CA). A 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University, he has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience in the area of outpatient orthopaedic intervention. Dr. Cipriani teaches courses related to biomechanics and pathomechanics, therapeutic exercise, and orthopaedic intervention. Dr. Cipriani’s research focuses on orthopaedic outcome measures and lower extremity movement.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • 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.