Where is Physical Therapy in the Management of a Patient post Total Hip Arthroplasty?

Des Moines, IA US
March 2, 2017

There is no cost to attend.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration necessary.
  • Online - click here

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.


  • List the muscles involved in a posterolateral total hip arthroplasty approach.
  • Determine the possible muscle weaknesses that may persist post-surgery.
  • Identify gait or functional impairments which indicate your patient would benefit from physical therapy.
  • Explain the role of physical therapy in identifying and treating patients with movement disorders.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


  • Sicard-Rosenbaum L, Light KE, Behrman A. Gait, lower extremity strength, and self-assessed mobility after hip arthroplasty. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2002 Jan;57(1):M47-51.
  • Judd DL, Dennis DA, Thomas AC, Wolfe P, Dayton MR, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Muscle strength and functional recovery during frist year after THA. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014; 472: 654-664. Doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3136-y
  • Tsukagoshi R, Tateuchi H, Fukumoto Y, Ibuki S, Akiyama H, So K, Kuroda Y, Okumura H, Ichihashi N. Functional performance of female patients more than 6 months after total hip arthroplasty shows greater improvement with weight-bearing exercise than with non-weight-bearing exercise. Randomized control trial. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2014; 50: 665-75.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/02/2017 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/02/2017 - 8:00am CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center Auditorium
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Michelle Brown, MSPT
Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University


Vassilios Vardaxis, PhD    
Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University


Donald Matz, PhD
Chair and Professor, Anatomy, Des Moines University


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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