APTA MA Board Meeting


6 - 9pm

In person location TBD

APTA MA Board meets to advance the Strategic Plan.

Members welcome. If you plan to attend, please notify Tamara

Physical Therapist Role in Facilitating Home Discharge Following Total Joint Arthroplasty at a Hospital Based Outpatient Surgical Center


6:30 - 8:00pm

Our task was to develop a model and identify barriers to same day surgery at an outpatient surgical center (OSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, Waltham. Literature supports same day surgery following arthroplasty as safe and feasible for appropriately selected patients. Undergoing surgery at an OSC has benefits for patients compared to a large urban hospital, including free and ample parking and avoiding traffic into a major city. To date, up to seven arthroplasty cases have been scheduled per day at the MGH OSC. Since the program’s inception in February 2022, 100% of the cases successfully discharged home on the day of the surgery. The most common delay for patient discharge is orthostatic intolerance, which may require medical interventions, such as a fluid bolus, ephedrine, and albumin to promote hemodynamic stability. We would like to share our experience in a lecture format with Q&A, with participation from our in- and outpatient orthopaedic PTs, orthopaedic surgeon and anesthesiologist.

Presented by Sara Moriarty, PT, DPT, Vanessa Dellheim, PT, DPT, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, Christopher Melnic, MD, Meredith Pace, MD

1.5 Competency Points


Hosted by the Ortho SIG

Tactical Athlete Considerations: What Physical Therapists Need to Know


CSM Preconference hosted by APTA MA

Overall Course Outline

  • 8:00am – 9:50am:
    • Session 1: Injury Epidemiology and Etiology of Tactical Athletes
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm:
    • Session 2: Return to Duty Considerations of Tactical Athletes
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm:
    • Session 3: Complex Cases of Tactical Athletes

Registration is separate from CSM.  You don't need to attend CSM to register for this preconference course.




Ned Devine's - Faneuil Hall

Course Approval Process
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