You Don't Want to Miss This!
Orthopaedic physical therapists treat patients across the lifespan and are committed to enhancing patient’s physical and functional performance. The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy's 2019 Annual Orthopaedic Meeting will explore this responsibility specifically in the areas of rehabilitation dosing and patient mobility. From recovery after ACL injury to complications after total knee arthroplasty, the team of experts will integrate best available evidence in hot topic areas and enhance participant learning with exciting and hands on laboratory breakouts.
On Day 1 of the program, participants will recognize the key challenges that face adolescents and young adults with ACL injury, recognize the impairments and the best evidence based interventions to mitigate risk and enhance their outcomes, and maximize their protection from re-injury and long term complications.
On Day 2, the unique role of blood flow restriction as an innovative exercise approach will be explored from the acute post-operative time period through the inevitable sarcopenia seen in geriatrics. On Day 2, the treating therapist will be inspired to enhance mobility of their older adult patients, rediscover how to evaluate and re-design mobility enhancing rehabilitation programs. The participants will also gain the knowledge and manual therapy skills to maximize mobility after total knee arthroplasty. This 2-day event will inspire therapists to question what they do and embrace what can be done as we enhance patient performance across the lifespan!