Online Course
Rehabilitation Guidelines Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Effectively assess and treat patients after a total knee replacement

1-1.5 hours





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Aindrea McHugh
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Aindrea is a physiotherapist, kinesiologist with a Master's degree in Education and enjoys teaching post-operative rehabilitation guidelines.

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Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is an increasingly common treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis. Post-operative rehabilitation often occurs in the outpatient setting and is critical for achieving successful functional outcomes. Physiotherapists who are working with individuals post-TKA surgery need a good understanding of the surgical procedure, an organised framework for assessment and an effective management approach from the early post-surgical phase, up to one-year post-surgery.


The aim of this course is to provide an overview of rehabilitation guidelines and treatment techniques for individuals attending outpatient physiotherapy post-TKA surgery.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify the general procedures involved in a TKA surgical procedure
  • identify the key objectives for the subjective and objective assessments of individuals post-TKA surgery
  • discuss common short and long-term complications and contraindications post-TKA surgery and how these are addressed in rehabilitation
  • plan an effective assessment and treatment strategy for outpatient rehabilitation post-TKA surgery

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Excellent course for newly graduated physios and even resident physiotherapists having daily encounters with TKA patients. Highly recommended!!
Saud Khan
This course is brilliant. It will help me with my future patients.
Kim Field
United Kingdom
The course is clear and simple. All we need to know about TKA Rehabilitation is in this course.
Denise Janin
This course was very helpful and leaves therapists more confident when approaching patients with TKAs
Adale Sajiwan
South Africa
Great course and it really helped me improve my confidence in dealing with patients after a TKA.
The course is a complete guide to young physiotherapists like me to treat TKA patients more confidently. It mentions everything we need to know to treat our patients safely and accurately. The authors have done a great job and many thanks for making this learning experience so easy and fun.
Maitri Mahendra Gada
Great course for undergrads and newly qualified physiotherapists
South Africa