Assessment & Treatment of Post-Surgical Patients for Low Back, Knee, & Hip Surgery

Assessment & Treatment of Post-Surgical Patients for Low Back, Knee, & Hip Surgery



Assessment & Treatment of the post-surgical patient for low back, knee, & hip surgery

Record date: October 3rd 2020

Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDAs, Category PE-CW

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Acupuncture and manual therapies are highly effective for decreasing the recovery time and increasing the function of post-surgery patients.  In this webinar, assessment and acupuncture for post surgery low back, knee, and hip patients are covered, giving attendees insight into the evaluation and treatment options of post-surgery patients to assure they have the best recovery and greatest benefit possible. Common surgeries, risk factors for surgery, and the anatomy involved in various surgeries are all covered as well.

Course outline:

What should I be thinking about post surgery patients?

•risk factors
•anatomy of structures at play

What are common surgeries performed in the low back, knee, and hip?

• muscle assessment
•orthopaedic testing
•post assessment

Elemental Breakdown of Treatment Protocol

Manual therapies

•guasha application
•manual release
•cutaneous nerve release


•motor points
•Perfusion treatment T1-T5, T10/L2

Patient example

•Treatment Protocol
•Subsequent Treatments


About Dr. Lombardi:

Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York and completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in Hamilton, Ontario. He founded the Hamilton Back Clinic in 2002 and has since become a private consultant to athletes in the NFL, CFL, and NHL. Dr. Lombardi has accumulated some 190,000 treatments over the past 22 years of practice.

In addition to practicing, Dr. Lombardi was also an instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University from 2004 to 2013. In 2010 he developed EXSTORE™, an organized system of assessment and treatment that produces fast results using motor points, electro-acupuncture, soft tissue work, and other modalities. Dr. Lombardi has a library of on-demand education that continues to grow, with some 75 webinars available covering a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions and practice management topics. He also teaches his EXSTORE™ system through live, in-person seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Lombardi maintains a busy practice, averaging 150 patient visits a week, including 12 new patients every week, for over ten years. 


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