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Joint Replacements: The Patient’s Surgical Journey

$45.00 members / $75.00 nonmembers     3.0 credit hours

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Explore the causes, problems, treatments, surgical approaches (and their benefits and problems) and components for joint replacement, as well as non-surgical and less invasive surgical solutions. Learn about the role of massage therapy for patients both pre- and post-surgery, and how massage therapy can work in conjunction with the rest of the joint replacement patient’s medical team.


Take a look at joint replacement options and the role of massage therapy in pre- and post-surgical patients who have had various kinds of joint replacement. When you finish this course you will be able to:
  • Understand how massage plays a role in pre- and post surgery for joint replacement patients.
  • Describe how osteoarthritis causes joint pain and the six factors for osteoarthritis.
  • Describe nonsurgical and surgical approaches, their benefits and complications, for patients with joint problems.
  • Describe the research-defined benefits of massage therapy for patients of joint replacement and other surgeries.


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.

About the author(s)

Annie Morien, PhD, PA-C, LMT, received her Master's degree in Exercise Physiology and her Doctorate in Physiology.  She teaches CE workshops to professional bodyworkers, and is the author of numerous scientific research publications, massage therapy articles, and on-line courses.  Dr. Morien maintains a massage therapy practice, teaches at the Florida School of Massage, and is actively involved with AMTA, FSMTA, AFMTE and the Massage Therapy Foundation.

Course approval codes

MS #196; DE #051430

Course expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.

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