Chad Thompson – Rehab Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease. Keeping Seniors Active

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Rehab Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease – Chad Thompson

Faculty:
Chad Thompson
Duration:
6 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 10, 2017

Description

Are you ready to face the mounting number of “baby boomers” who want to return to an active lifestyle after they’ve been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease? Advanced surgical techniques, shorter hospital stays, minimal inpatient rehab, and decreasing home health visits make treating this emerging population a necessity for all therapists and rehab professionals. Help your patients get back to life with speaker Chad Thompson, PT, DPT, CEAS, as he relates more than 25 years of practical, evidence-based interventions he uses with this exact population. He will give the tools today that you need for tomorrow, such as:

  • practical exercise regimen for outpatient seniors
  • techniques to maintain mobility and improve gait mechanics
  • mobilization tips to increase range of motion in UE and LE
  • medical management
  • accessing and understanding the latest research to defend your practice and improve reimbursement
  • a roadmap for what the future holds for degenerative joint disease

 

Handouts

Outline

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE (DJD)

  • American Medical Association (AMA) Guidelines
  • Arthritis Foundation’s Guidelines

PATIENT PRESENTATION AND ASSESSMENT

  • Medical history
  • DJD vs. rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout
  • Other arthritic conditions
  • Severs disease

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DJD IN…

  • Weight-bearing joints
  • Non-weight bearing joints
  • Spinal disc degeneration

IMPORTANCE OF JOINT CONSERVATION

  • Silver Sneakers
  • Ergonomic work and home
  • Environments
  • Biomechanics
  • Positional awareness

TECHNIQUES TO MAINTAIN MOBILITY

  • Motion is lotion
  • Muscle balance
  • Joint stability
  • Diet and supplements

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT: DEBUNKING MYTHS

SURGICAL OPTIONS

  • Arthroscopy
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder (conventional and reverse)
    • Ankle
  • MCP replacement

PRE-HAB MANAGEMENT

  • Assistive devices
  • Pre-op exercise program
  • Sit to stand transfer
  • Gait training

TOTAL JOINT REGIMENS – ACUTE CARE POST-OP

  • Restoring range of motion
  • Correct gait mechanics
  • Transfer training
  • Exercise programs
  • Critical pathways

OUTPATIENT STRATEGIES

  • Program goals
  • Exercise design
  • Scar care management
  • Outcome measures
  • Gait progression

CONVALESCENCE

  • 1+ year to complete recovery
  • Activity guideline
  • Quality of life cost benefits of activities

Faculty

Chad Thompson, PT, DPT, CEASRelated seminars and products: 1


 

Chad Thompson, PT, DPT, CEAS, has directed the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), Georgetown, Kentucky location since 2003 and practiced outpatient physical therapy since 1997. During that time, he earned the APTA Board Certified Specialists in Orthopedics. Dr. Thompson has over 25 years of experience working with total joint patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has written treatment protocols for the rehabilitation of acute post-operative spinal and extremity patients. Dr. Thompson has devoted his career to providing patients with impairment-based exercise programs for the prevention of disability and loss of functional independence.

In addition to his therapy experience, Dr. Thompson is a clinical instructor for the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, and assists in supervising the Samaritan Free Clinic. This clinic allows students to assess and treat underserved patients under supervision of a PT. He has spoken professionally on mobilization and treatment of low back pain, and taught body mechanics and orthotic fabrication, as well as prescription programs. Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s of Health Science and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006 from Regis University, Colorado. He holds certifications in Functional Capacity Examination from Select Medical Corporation, and Isherhagen Workwell Systems. He is certified to perform Work Task and Job Analysis by Work Steps™ and the Atlanta Back School, holding a Certification as an Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chad Thompson is Director of Outpatient Physical Therapy at KORT Physical Therapy Clinic. He has stock holdings with Bristol Meyer Squibb in a 401K retirement plan with Select Medical Corporation. Mr. Thompson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Chad Thompson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

 

 


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