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Total Joint Arthroplasty: An Intensive Lab Course to Improve Functional Outcomes On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This course investigates the latest surgical and minimally invasive techniques used and the benefits and risks associated with these techniques.

Course Description/Agenda

Total joint arthroplasty is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. and will continue to climb rapidly. However, as surgical advances and prosthetic implants improve rapidly, the therapeutic process and protocols used with this population have remained stagnant. In an attempt to improve outcomes while reducing length of stay and therapy visits, clinicians have over utilized rigid protocols while neglecting proprioception and function yielding a reduction in long term outcomes. Today?s clinician must possess a stronger understanding of the techniques used by surgeons, the prosthetics commonly (and uncommonly) used, and evidence-based treatment strategies determined not just by their referring surgeon but by current research.

This course investigates the latest surgical and minimally invasive techniques used and the benefits and risks associated with these techniques. Taking hundreds of nationally established joint protocols, presenter Trent Brown summarizes the most effective and functionally relevant treatment strategies and protocols. Numerous labs will occur to ensure application of material and immediate carry-over to the clinical setting. Mr. Brown will also discuss documentation techniques and examples to strongly justify the need for skilled services with this population in hospital, in-patient, acute, home health, and outpatient settings.


  • Identify the diagnostic, demographic, and lifestyle explanations related to an increase in joint arthroplasty and the increased need for therapy services following arthroplasty
  • Identify and apply current evidence behind tissue healing science and how it affects the total joint client
  • Identify the evidence justifying therapy following total joint arthroplasty and the long and short‐term benefits of therapy
  • Identify the difference between standard and reverse total arthroplasty components and techniques and how it impacts rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate evidence based hip therapeutic strategies used for recovery of the most commonly used hip surgical techniques
  • Identify the difference between the various surgical components and techniques used for knee arthroplasty and the impact of treatment
  • Demonstrate the best treatment strategies for patients seen in any therapeutic setting following practice of techniques in lab


Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, BCG is a practicing therapist in Utah and is 1 of 24 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Trent has worked in transitional rehab, acute care, skilled nursing, and home health over the course of his career. His master’s thesis, “Performance of ADL’s, functional activity, mobility, and confidence levels following total hip arthroplasty”, was the launching pad for his future clinical focus and passion. Trent has centered his practice on research, exercise, and activity to promote safety and outcomes during functional mobility and activity with adult and geriatric populations

Trent served as vice president of the Utah Occupational Therapy Association (UOTA), where he helped co‐author the new Utah Occupational Therapy Practice Act. He has received APTA approval as a certified continuing education presenter and teaches at the University of Utah as an adjunct professor. Additionally, he has provided continuing education courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country. His lectures incorporate hands‐on labs, including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, and fall reduction


This is an intermediate level workshop for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL) will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs AND Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maxi‐ mum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Cancellation Policy

POLICY: Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants non‐refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.


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