ACL injury has an annual incidence of more than 200,000 cases with ~100,000 of these knees reconstructed annually. While a good percentage of these affect athletes at every level, anyone can suffer this debilitating injury.
This course incorporates an algorithmic approach for efficient and effective rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Whether working with adolescents, elite athletes, weekend warriors, or worker-athletes, this session helps practitioners choose appropriate therapeutic interventions based on patient presentation and patient goals. The course also provides insights into bracing, non-surgical interventions of ACL-deficient individuals, and ACL injury prevention.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 4||Video||Target Audience: ATC/LAT, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced|
- Pre-Operative Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation vs. Reconstruction
- ACLR Methods
- Graft Strength and Comparison
- ACLR Protocols and Precautions
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation
- Pain Control and ROM
- Extension & Flexion
- Early Balance/Proprioception
- Gait Training & Stretching
- Key Muscle Groups: Quadriceps, Gluteus Medius and Maximus, Gastrocnemius
- Key Muscle Groups: Trunk and Hamstrings
- Neuromuscular Control
- Sports Progressions
- Hop Testing
- Patient-Specific and Lower Extremity Function Scales
- Sports Cord Testing
- Sport/Occupation Progression
- Return to Sport and Work
- ACLR Outcomes
- ACL Injury Prevention Programs
Goals & Objectives
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a live, interactive study on incorporating an algorithmic approach for efficient and effective rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Recognize pre-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rehabilitation protocols.
- Recognize ACLR post-operative precautions based on specific surgical procedures.
- Recognize post-operative ACLR protocols based on patient presentation, surgical procedure(s), and patient goals.
- Identify functional testing techniques that may assist with returning to sport after ACLR.
- Identify key factors in ACL injury prevention based on the pathology of non-contact ACL injuries.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contract Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery
Course Type: Seminar-on-Demand