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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient” Third Edition by Lisa Maxey, MS, PT and Jim Magnusson, MS, PT, ATC © 2013, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

With detailed descriptions of orthopedic surgeries, this updated course provides current, evidence-based guidelines for designing optimal rehabilitation strategies.  Coverage of each condition includes an overview of the orthopedic patient’s entire course of treatment from before to after surgery.  For each phase of rehabilitation, you will find a postoperative timeline, followed by goals, potential complications and precautions, and appropriate therapeutic procedures.Throughout this course you can expect coverage of current orthopedic surgeries and rehabilitation topics such as disc replacement, cartilage replacement hallux valgus, and transitioning of the running athlete.  Illustrations offer clear depictions of concepts, procedures and rehabilitation.  Guidance for patients returning home as well as case studies that assists with the development of critical reasoning skills.  Troubleshooting sections detail potential pitfalls in the recovery from each orthopedic surgery. This course is designed to first help each professional understand the surgeries, then design effective, evidence-based rehabilitation programs.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 650 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 5 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 5:  The Ankle and Foot

Chapter 28:  Lateral Ligament Repair of the Ankle
Chapter 29:  Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of the Ankle
Chapter 30:  Ankle Arthroscopy
Chapter 31:  Achilles Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation
Chapter 32:  Bunionectomies
Chapter 33:  Transitioning the Jumping Athlete Back to the Court
Chapter 34:  Transitioning the Patient Back to Running

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of the Postsurgical Rehabilitation of The Ankle and Foot.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss ankle instability after a sprain.
  2. Identify the method of choice for most patients with lateral ankle instability.
  3. List postoperative rehabilitation guidelines for a lateral ligament repair of the ankle.
  4. Discuss isokinetic strengthening following a lateral ligament repair.
  5. List specific ankle injuries that are indications for conservative treatment.
  6. Recognize postoperative plans following an open reduction and linternal fixation (ORIF) of the ankle.
  7. Discuss postoperative considerations when a syndesmosis screw is inserted during ORIF.
  8. List postoperative rehabilitation goals after ORIF.
  9. Differentiate between surgical indications and contraindications for ankle arthroscopy.
  10. Discuss rehabilitation guidelines when an osteochondral lesion has been treated during an ankle arthroscopy.
  11. Identify when a patient is expected to achieve normal range of motion (ROM) during rehabilitation after ankle arthroscopy.
  12. Understand when it is appropriate to proceed to Phase lV of rehabilitation after ankle arthroscopy.
  13. Discuss the anatomy of the Achilles tendon.
  14. List sources that supply the Achilles tendon with blood and nutrients.
  15. Define pure tendinosis.
  16. Demonstrate knowledge in Achilles tendon ruptures.
  17. Differentiate between endogenous and exogenous materials.
  18. Identify when Achilles tendon repair should occure.
  19. Discuss the success rates of Achilles tendon repair.
  20. Demonstrate knowledge in the rehabilitation process after Achilles tendon repair.
  21. Define hallus valgus.
  22. List common causes of bunion deformities.
  23. Identify when initial full weight bearing following a bunionectomy should occur.
  24. List dynamic warm-up exercises.
  25. Discuss the expected volume for each level of plyometrics exercises.
  26. Define neuromuscular control.
  27. Identify the most functional core stability.
  28. Demonstrate knowledge in pain management.
  29. Discuss soft tissue adaptation.