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Part 1: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function: Fresh Ideas for Management of Osteoarthritis and Hip/Knee Replacements

June 1 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 6:00 pm

Optimizing Hip and Knee Function June 2023

 Instructed by Tera Mezynski, B(Sc) Kinesiology, M(Sc) Physical Therapy &

Kerry Carlson, B(Sc) Physiology, B(Sc) Physical Therapy

Registration Deadline:  18 May 2023


Date:  *Begins the first week of June (June 1, 2023)

Location:  Self-Paced, 8-hour course *(limited access) + 2-hour live virtual Q&A session, Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 6-8pm (AST) *See disclaimer below.

Fee:  $179 (ANBMT Member)

This course is $189 when offered by Active Initiatives. Handouts and the live virtual session are an additional fee. The total value saved for the course + documents + live session is $80.00.             


CEUs:   (CMTNB approved 4 Category A CEUs–March 31, 2023)

 *Student members with anatomy training are eligible to take this certification.

  *The 50% offer for new members does NOT apply to this course.

*Important Disclaimer: The course must be completed by October 12, 2023 (before the start of the 2-hour live virtual Q&A session from 6-8pm).

Course Details

  • This is a self-paced, 8-hour virtual course offered through the Thinkific™ platform.
  • There is limited access to the self-paced course. (Must be completed by October 12, 2023.)
  • Lifetime access to handouts, including level 1 and evel 2 client exercise materials. Access to documents via email and Thinkific™ platform.
  • Upon registration an email will be sent to you with your login information. 

 Feeling unsure about the best way to help clients with hip or knee replacements or osteoarthritis? Learn the latest total joint surgical procedures and the most effective prehab/posthab exercises. Correct common muscle imbalances, prevent dislocations, and improve gait in your clients with osteoarthritis or hip/knee replacements. 1 in 5 Canadians are diagnosed with osteoarthritis with 1/3 before the age of 45–younger people are having joint replacement surgery and coming to you sooner. Discover how the right neuromuscular exercises can help this condition and even prevent surgery! Learn about the new core stability “wrap around your glut” technique! (No prerequisites for this course)

Self-Paced Course Topics:

  • Learn the latest total joint surgical procedures for knee and hip replacement.
  • What exactly is osteoarthritis and how it’s not simply “wear and tear”?
  • What are the risk factors we can migate?
  • What “misconceptions” do your clients have?
  • Most effective prehab/posthab exercises.
  • Graded neuromuscular exercise training for all stages of osteoarthritis.
  • How to correct common muscle imbalances, prevent dislocation.
  • How to improve gait in your clients with osteoarthritis or hip/knee replacements.
  • Learn more about the new core stability.
  • Learn the “wrap around your glut” technique.
  • Learn how you are key to helping your clients thrive with osteoarthritis!

Handouts include:

  • Level 1 and Level 2 Client Exercise Handout. Streamline your implementation of Part 1: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function content with these two (2) handouts to motivate your clients and keep their technique consistent with detailed cues. Two (2) formats for each program and tracking form.
  • Key points handout of all the information discussed in the self-paced course.

2-hour live virtual Session

  • Scheduled Q&A live virtual session, October 12, from 6-8pm (AST) using the Zoom platform.
  • The instructors discuss the content covered in the self-paced module.
  • The instructors answer questions submitted by registrants.
  • This session will be recorded for all registrants who are unable to attend.

About the Instructors

Tera Mezynski, B(Sc) Kinesiology, M(Sc) Physical Therapy

Tera is a physiotherapist who has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years in all settings including hospital, private practice, and exercise rehabilitation. Tera has extensive training in lower limb arthroplasty and has helped develop surgical pathways. Neuromuscular exercise, muscle patterning, and exercise prescription are some of her areas of expertise and passion.  Tera’s presentation style and knowledge are empowering, and her enthusiasm is contagious, whether the workshop is self-paced or live.

Kerry Carlson, B(Sc) Physiology, B(Sc) Physical Therapy

Kerry has over 25+ years of experience in all areas of physical therapy, including injury rehabilitation and health promotion. Kerry believes that a little movement throughout the day goes a long way and that small changes can significantly improve our health. Kerry has a gift for developing programs for 1:1 or group for osteoarthritis, balance, cognition, and dual tasking that are second to none.  She is an unbelievable presenter who shares her knowledge of research in such a way that you can’t help but be drawn in and enthused. Join Kerry and you’ll leave with a sense of energy and readiness to implement what you’ve learned.

Register here: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function June 2023

E-mail: anbmt@anbmt.ca   Fax: 506-451-8173


June 1 @ 8:00 am
October 12 @ 6:00 pm
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This is self-paced online course offered through Zoom (the meeting platform)


Coralie Hopkins, Executive Director, ANBMT
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