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Musculoskeletal Master Class - Physical Activity & Social Participation in Hip and Knee Surgery



Friday 5 May 2017, 9am - 5pm


UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health Professionals

Service Priority

Advanced Practice


1 Day


Unaccredited Short Course



The objective of this session is to increase knowledge and awareness of physical activity within hip and knee orthopaedic rehabilitation. In this Master Class Dr Toby Smith will explore the problems around physical inactivity and the prevalence of this problem in people following hip fracture, total hip replacement and total knee replacement. Based on his research Dr Smith will explain what the common barriers and facilitators are to physical activity engagement in these populations. Strategies will be outlined as to how physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, surgeons and all healthcare professionals can identify and then act to improve physical activity. Through such interventions it is hoped that the benefits which orthopaedic surgery offers people in respect to pain relief and increased functional capacity can be translated into wide health gains through physical activity promotion.

With an ageing population, who present with multiple medical morbidities, knowledge on physical activity assessment and interventions to increase participation have the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of a large number of people. This course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and confidence to openly discuss physical activity pursuits and behaviours with their patients, so that a dialogue can begin to facilitate change and improve participation. Through this, long-term health gains may be made from this population.

What will I learn?

  • To understand the prevalence of physical activity and associated social isolation in people following hip fracture surgery and total hip or knee replacement.
  • To be aware of the potential barriers and facilitated individuals may have to being physically active following hip or knee replacement.
  • To be able to assess physical activity in people following hip and knee surgery, using a range of physical activity assessments and questionnaires
  • To understand potentially interventions and where they may be used to improve physical activity participation and understanding in people following hip and knee surgery.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

Friday 5 May 2017

Course Director

Toby Smith


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