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EARLY REHAB AFTER ACL RECONSTRUCTION: Day 1 to 3 Months
Therapy Network Seminars
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours: 1
Registration Fee: $42
1. Identify key anatomical structures and biomechanical principles as they relate to mechanism of injury to the anterior cruciate ligament(ACL).
2. Identify the presentation of ACL tears following injury.
3. Identify the options for surgical reconstruction and associated procedures available following an ACL tear.
4. Identify key factors for success of early post-operative management of an ACL reconstruction.
5. Identify important milestones of early post-operative management of an ACL reconstruction to provide the athlete with a solid foundation for return to sports.
PT, DC, ATC, PTA, OT
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1. Anterior cruciate ligament tear mechanism of injury and epidemiology
2. Anterior cruciate ligament anatomy and biomechanics
3. Presentation after anterior cruciate ligament injury
4. Surgical interventions and associated procedures for anterior cruciate ligament tear
5. Early post-operative management of the anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed knee
6. Important milestones for early post-operative management of the anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed knee
7. Setting the foundation for return to sports following reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament during the first 3 months
Successful treatment and management of post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the knee. With this understanding and the ability to recognize common presentation findings following reconstruction, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the patient’s prognosis and formulate an effective treatment plan using evidence-based principles. Emerging evidence suggests that there are key factors that must be addressed in the early stages of post-operative rehabilitation of an ACL reconstruction. If these factors are not addressed, the patient may develop asymmetries that limit proper progression. From healing principles to guidelines for when the patient is ready to begin functional activities, this webinar examines the latest evidence for the rehabilitation of reconstructed ACLs.
This webinar will provide the participant the opportunity to recognize important milestones that are essential for establishing an early foundation that ensures the patient is able to return to function. In addition, the webinar will present manual therapy techniques to address post-operative deficits in knee range of motion in order to promote side to side symmetry and facilitate quadriceps activation. Finally, upon completion the participant will be able to recognize and implement early post-operative functional tests to determine readiness for progression to the more functional phase of ACL rehabilitation.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 1:30AM