Exercises for the Joint Replacement Client

Exercises for the Joint Replacement Client

The Joint Replacement Client: Pre & Post-op Exercise Guidelines

Course Description:

This day-long joint replacement client course is designed to help exercise specialists understand the complexities of joint replacements and to focus on the specific goals of both pre and post-operative exercise selection. The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to create safe and effective exercise programs. You will be provided with a comprehensive manual that details all aspects of joint replacements from the surgical procedure to exercise programming to creating your own class.

What you Will Learn in This Joint Replacement Course:

  • The Surgical Procedure for both Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Hip and Knee Anatomy
  • Total and Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement and Hip Resurfacing
  • Implant Variations
  • Joint Replacement Demographics
  • Pre and Post-op exercise guidelines
  • Program Design for the joint replacement client
  • Gait Checklist
  • Precautions and Contraindications
  • Assessment / Consultation Checklist & Procedures
  • Scar tissue, Complications, and Common problems
  • Communication with the integrated medical team
  • The Role of the post-rehab fitness professional
  • Scope of Practice
  • How to set up a joint replacement program in your community

The knowledge you will gain from taking this course will empower you to build successful exercise programs for any client preparing or recovering from joint replacement surgery. We are the last link in our client’s team of health professionals. We need to ensure they obtain optimal function and have the best recovery possible.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • 7 BCRPA / 7 BCAK / 7 CMTBC / CSEP 7 PDC


  • Douglas College – New Westminster, BC


  • TBA, 2012 – 8:45 am to 4:30 pm (7 contact hours)

Course Fee:

  • $TBA plus HST

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*Course No Longer Available

The course fee includes a comprehensive and detailed course manual.

About the Presenter of the Exercises for the Joint Replacement Client:

Jody Kennett, SFU HFC, BCRPA Personal Trainer, ACE Clinical Exercise Specialist, 10 years of experience leading Joint Replacement Classes

Jody has over 10 years of experience training joint replacement clients. She has trained hundreds of individuals in both pre and post-operation. Her training in this niche market began at the forefront of the development of a joint replacement program being created at the District of West Vancouver in collaboration with Lions Gate Hospital.

This program grew from 1 class of a few participants to 6 class time options with the capacity to hold up to 12 registrants. With the growth of the program, Jody realized the need for a specialized instructor training program. Therefore, she designed an extensive course manual and a one-day workshop on Joint Replacement with the goal of other communities building these joint replacement classes at their facilities. She is now the owner of Leap Fit Training Professionals where she continues to be a post-rehabilitation specialist, is a thriving coach, and delivers health and wellness programs for the workplace and schools.

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Course Schedule:

  • 8:45 – 9:15        Introduction / Types of Arthritis
  • 9:15-10:20        Knee Anatomy / Total Knee Replacement / Surgical Procedure
  • 10:20 – 10:40  Goals of Program Design / Pre and Post-Op Guidelines
  • 10:40 – 12:00  Practical Component Exercises and Stretches
  • 12:00 – 12:30  Lunch
  • 12:30 – 12:50  Hip Anatomy / Total Hip Replacement / Hip Resurfacing
  • 12:50 – 1:00    Practical Exercise
  • 1:00 – 1:20       Hip Consultation Checklist & Assessment / Hip Replacement Program
  • 1:20 – 2:30      Practical Component / Exercises and Stretches Program Design
  • 2:30 -2:40       Hip Dislocation
  • 2:40 – 2:50     Hip Precautions & Contraindications
  • 2:50 – 3:50    Gait Analysis & Video
  • 3:50 – 4:05   Cardio / Balance / Agility
  • 4:05 – 4:10   Sample Class Video / Case Scenario Practical
  • 4:10 – 4:30   Building a Class / Questions

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