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WEBINAR: Is Your Total Joint Replacement Program Staying Up with the Changing Times?
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When: Saturday, Sept 26, 2020
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: GoToWebinar
United States

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Is Your Total Joint Replacement Program Staying Up with the Changing Times?
Optimizing Staffing and Patient Outcomes at Various Levels of Care

Brought to you by APTA Acute Care and the APTA Acute Care Total Joint Special Interest Group

Registration Fee:

  • APTA Acute Care Members: FREE as a Member Benefit
  • Non-Members: $25

Webinar Recording:

If you can't attend live, the recording will be available on Monday afternoon, Sept. 28 in the APTA Acute Care Online Store. The fee will be the same as the live webinar. 

About the Webinar:

In the early 2000s, total joint arthroplasty procedures were only performed nationally at acute care hospitals. At that time, patients’ postoperative lengths of stay averaged 3-7 days and most of these patients were discharged to skilled nursing facilities followed by home health services for extensive physical therapy.  Today, patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty procedures return home the same day or next day and are ambulatory with minimal use of assistive devices. This has resulted in some entities removing physical therapy from the picture entirely in favor of “virtual rehabilitation.” This webinar will provide the participant with the tools required to face the challenge to our professional role in the patients’ recovery process following total joint arthroplasty. Participants will learn how to address the patients’ educational needs and patient outcomes.  Additionally, the webinar will cover staffing and reimbursement for inpatient, home health and outpatient therapy services associated with this practice transition over the past 20 years. Speakers representing facilities where inpatient and outpatient total joint arthroplasty procedures are performed will share their practices, experiences, and recommendations for future directions.


  1. State how outpatient joint surgery impacts physical therapy at the various levels of care.
  2. Implement a plan to address development and management of physical therapy evening staffing needs.
  3. Explain same day surgery patient selection/screening.
  4. Discuss the impact on patient outcomes with the evolution of ambulatory surgery centers, virtual rehabilitation.

Presented by:

Alisa Curry, PT, DPT, GTC, GCS
Coordinator of Rehab Clinical Programs
Washington Hospital
Fremont, CA

Jen Brandon, PT, MPT, GCS
Rehabilitation Manager
Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Irvine, CA

Lloyd Shell, PT
Physical Therapist & Center Coordinator of Clinical Education
Intermountain Healthcare: The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)
Murray, UT

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