Lower Extremity Symposium

LHSC Physiotherapy Service hosts Lower Extremity Symposium

The Orthopaedic Physiotherapy team at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital in London, Ontario is excited to announce our upcoming Lower Extremity Symposium that will be held on Friday May 8th, 2015.

This symposium is designed for physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who work with an orthopaedic population. The focus of our symposium will address common and current issues that surround TKA and THA and how they relate to physiotherapy practice.

LHSC Physiotherapy staff and three of our Orthopaedic Surgeons will be presenting on topics of interest that include restrictions after THA using various surgical approaches and recognition and management of post operative complications post TKA or THA.

The symposium will be located at University Hospital in Auditorium A from 9am - 3pm on Friday May 8th 2015.



8:30 a.m.

Registration and refreshments (3rd floor hallway outside of Auditorium A)

9:00 a.m.           

Welcome and overview (3rd floor, Auditorium A)


9:05 a.m.           

Following Discharge from Physiotherapy - Directing Our Patients to Appropriate Community Resources

Patrice Green PTA


 9:45 a.m.

An Update on Return to Sports after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Jen Van Bussel PT, FCAMPT


10:15 a.m.          

Nutrition Break and Vendors


10:45 a.m.          

Exercise Prescription in Chronic Disease with Relation to Total Joint Arthroplasty

Tania Larsen PT, PhD (c)

11:30 a.m.          

“Then vs. Now” A Discussion on Total Hip Arthroplasty Restrictions

Dr. Ted Vasarhelyi MD, MSc, FRCSC     


12:15 p.m.         

Lunch (provided) and Vendors


1:15 p.m.           

Update on LHSC Electronic Patient Education Resources

Sean Willis PT


1:30 p.m.           

A Discussion of the Various Surgical Approaches for THA

Dr. Jamie Howard MD, MSc, FRCSC


2:00 p.m.           

Stretch Break and Prizes


2:10 p.m.           

Recognition and Management of Post-operative Complications after TKA or THA

Dr. Douglas Naudie MD, FRCSC

2:40 p.m.           

Open Forum

(Dr Vasarhelyi, Dr. Howard, Dr. Naudie, Sean Willis PT)


3:00 p.m.            

Closing Remarks and Prizes