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Training Clients with Joint Replacements

CPDs: 2

Training clients with Joint Replacements is designed to help the fitness professional or personal trainer become more confident in dealing with joint replacement clients and also clients dealing with major degenerative joint issues. Currently, over 7 million Americans are living with joint replacements of the knee or hip, so fitness professionals definitely need to be comfortable working with them. Over the next 10 to 15 years, that number is expected to double, and while those numbers are large, approximately 8-10 times that number of clients struggle with joint arthritis and other conditions. This course will help you with joint issues as well. If you are currently training clients with hip or knee replacements, this is the course to equip you with more strategies and more confidence to work safely and appropriately. Why not start today?

Aims and objectives of course:

  • Provide an overview of joint replacement procedures
  • Provide information about typical recovery process post-surgery
  • Learn exercises that are safe and easy to progress and regress
  • Hear from 4 experts on best practices with clients post joint replacement surgery.

Author Bio


Dr. Dan Ritchie started his fitness career at Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Medicine and then spent a year as a graduate assistant coaching Division 1 athletes. He completed his master’s degree in Health & Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he won the 2002 Thesis of the Year. Then Dan continued as a Lynn Fellow at Purdue University, completing his PhD in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology. Since 2007 Dan has owned and operated Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he and his staff have trained over 2000 clients. With over 20 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge on training the mature adult market and has equipped people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond to achieve their goals and enhance their functional longevity. Dan was the 2014 PFP Trainer of the Year, and then shortly after he and Dr. Cody Sipe co-founded the Functional Aging Institute. Dan is a sought-after expert and speaker at national and international events on topics like balance for older adults, personal training business development, the global aging phenomenon, and functional aging training models. He’s routinely interviewed for podcasts, webinars, and on-online education summits.