Honors College Theses

Date

2019

Major

Exercise Science (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Daniel Czech

Abstract

Keeping procedures and recovery techniques current with new research is expected of the health professions. The main purpose of this study will be to compare the difference of opinion and implementation of recovery techniques, specifically full body weight bearing exercises, between physical therapists and current research in regards to a total hip replacement. By using a questionnaire created from the Eulenburg study (2015), Physical Therapists will record their own personal answers and opinions for the postop hip replacement recovery period. Information that will be gathered from this research will be beneficial for future practices to easily see if practicing Physical Therapists are actually keeping their methods current or if they are staying stagnant.

Thesis Summary

The purpose of the study is to compare the difference of opinion on implementation and recovery techniques, specifically full body weight bearing exercises, between practicing physical therapists and current research in regards to total hip replacement. A questionnaire created from the Eulenberg study (2015) was used to gather data from practicing physical therapists.

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