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Post-op ACL Reconstruction: From 3 Months to Return to Sports
Therapy Network Seminars
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours: 1.5
Registration Fee: $42
Identify key anatomical structures and biomechanical principles as they relate to risk of re-injury to the ACL following primary ACL-R.
Identify key factors for success of middle stage post-operative management of an ACL reconstruction.
Identify important milestones of middle and late stage post-operative management of an ACL reconstruction to provide the athlete with a solid foundation for return to sport.
Understand the multi-disciplinary nature of determining when an athlete is ready to return to sport following ACL-R.
PT, PTA, OT, OTA, ATx
An email confirmation with link to access the webinar will be sent upon receipt of tuition
Presentation after anterior cruciate ligament injury
Surgical interventions and associated procedures for anterior cruciate ligament tear
Risk of re-injury to the ACL following primary ACL-R
Important milestones for middle stage post-operative management of the ACL-R knee
Important milestones for late stage post-operative management of the ACL-R knee
Decision-making for return to sport following ACL-R
Successful return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) must include a plan that ensures restoration of strength, neuromuscular control, balance/proprioception, rate of force development, and patient confidence in the reconstructed limb. While the early stages of rehab following ACL-R help to improve range of motion and build a foundation of strength, the middle to late phases prepare the athlete for the challenges to be encountered as he/she returns to competition. Management of these timeframes in the athlete with an ACL-R requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the healing process and the inherent risks of re-injury involved with attempting to return to sport. With this understanding and the ability to recognize important milestones that must be met at 3 months following reconstruction, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the patient’s prognosis and formulate an effective treatment plan to address any deficits that might hinder further progress toward a full return. If these targets are not achieved at this time, the patient may develop compensatory patterns and demonstrate asymmetrical movement patterns that increase the risk of re-injury.
This webinar builds upon the previous “Early ACL” webinar and will provide the participant with the knowledge needed to recognize when a patient has missed the target during the middle stages of the ACL-R rehab process and implement effective strategies to address said deficits. Upon completion the participant will be able to recognize and implement middle to late stage post-operative objective measures to determine readiness for progression to return to sport following ACL-R.
Dates and Locations
01-20-2020 - 01-20-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM