Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries Course

Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries Course

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    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • All 20 articles from the Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course
    • All 20 articles from the Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course
    • Comprehensive continuing education exam
    More than 250,000 ACL injuries occur every year, so athletic trainers, physical therapists, and others who work with athletes need to be well versed in the assessment, prevention, rehabilitation, and surgical options of ACL injuries. Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries CE Course provides practitioners with a comprehensive review of the literature surrounding research on ACL injuries. This continuing education course presents 40 research articles regarding evaluation of ACL injury, treatment options, rehabilitation, and avoidance with the goal of demonstrating how athletic trainers and therapists can use existing studies and apply the information to their own practice. The articles are followed by an exam containing 200 questions. Upon passing the exam, users may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    The first portion of this course package is the Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course, which evaluates various tests that can be used to determine the severity of an athlete’s ACL injury as well as how susceptible the athlete might be to sustaining one in the first place. Factors used in determining return to sport are also examined, including measuring anterior tibial translation, examining lower-extremity functional deficits, using clinical rotational tests, and analyzing age and quadriceps strength. Because research has indicated that ACL injuries are preventable with dynamic neuromuscular training programs, the course also focuses on prevention and includes articles on the effectiveness of warm-up programs. Special focus is applied to the FIFA11+ program and a coach’s role in player adherence to injury prevention.

    The second section is the Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course, which focuses on surgical repair and rehabilitation of ACL injuries. It teaches how to apply therapeutic exercises and modalities during ACL reconstruction with the ultimate goal of helping clients and athletes return to their preinjury activity levels. The psychological outcomes among patients with ACL injury are discussed, including the fear of moving and causing reinjury to a recently repaired ACL. The surgical side of ACL rehabilitation is examined through various graft options as well as the emerging trends in surgical techniques for ACL reconstructions and how they compare to standard techniques.

    Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries CE Course supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Certified athletic trainers completing this course may earn continuing education units to apply toward the required evidence-based practice category to maintain their certification.

    This continuing education course package consists of Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course and Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course. Each course is also available for purchase separately.

    Table of Contents

    Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries
    Article 1. The Effectiveness of The11 in Preventing Injuries Among Male Amateur Soccer Players
    Article 2. The FIFA11+ Program Is Effective in Preventing Injuries in Elite Male Basketball Players
    Article 3. Coaches Influence Team and Player Adherence to Injury Prevention Programs
    Article 4. High Adherence to the FIFA 11+ Decreases Injury Risk Among Youth Female Soccer Players
    Article 5. Coach-Led Neuromuscular Warm-Ups Reduce the Risk of Lower-Extremity Injuries
    Article 6. New Evidence Supporting ACL Injury Prevention Warm-Up Programs
    Article 7. Neuromuscular Training to Reduce ACL Injuries May Be More Effective in Younger Athletes
    Article 8. Compliance With Neuromuscular Warm-Up Programs as Another Key Factor in Injury Prevention
    Article 9. Program Duration Affects Retention of Movement Pattern Changes After a Lower-Extremity Injury Prevention Program
    Article 10. Short and Sweet: ACL Prevention Programs Are Effective
    Article 11. Comparing Screening Methods for ACL Injury Risk
    Article 12. Self-Reported Knee Outcomes Can Be Used to Help Determine Functional Assessment Readiness After an ACL Reconstruction
    Article 13. Make Sure You Charge That Phone Before Measuring Anterior Tibial Translation
    Article 14. Single-Leg Hop Predicts Success After ACL Surgery
    Article 15. Single-Limb Tasks Identify Lower-Extremity Functional Deficits
    Article 16. Determining Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction
    Article 17. Clinical Rotational Tests for Evaluating ACL Insufficiency
    Article 18. Lachman Test Performed in a Prone Position
    Article 19. Predictors of Self-Reported Knee Function in Nonoperatively Treated Individuals With ACL Injury
    Article 20. Age and Quadriceps Strength Are Indicators of Noncopers’ Ability to Pass Return-to-Sport Criteria

    Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries
    Article 1: Accelerated Versus Nonaccelerated Rehabilitation After ACL Reconstruction
    Article 2: Cool It Down Before You Work It Out
    Article 3: Shaking Up ACL Rehabilitation
    Article 4: Quadriceps Function in Braced ACL Reconstructed Patients
    Article 5: Compensatory Landing Strategies Upon Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction
    Article 6: Altered Lower-Extremity Biomechanics After ACL Injury and Surgery May Increase the Risk of Reinjury
    Article 7: What’s Really Causing Those Knee Stability Deficits After ACL Reconstruction?
    Article 8: Psychological Insight Into ACL Recovery
    Article 9: To Move or Not to Move: Kinesiophobia in ACL-Deficient Patients Before and After Reconstruction
    Article 10: Fear of Reinjury or Knee Pain May Inhibit Full Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction
    Article 11: Fear of Reinjury When Returning to Sport After ACL Reconstruction
    Article 12: Which Is Better for ACL Surgery: Right Away, Later, or Never?
    Article 13: ACL Reconstruction Provides Not-So-Good Long-Term Outcomes
    Article 14: ACL Question Remains: Allo- or Auto-?
    Article 15: Is the Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction Appropriate for Everyone?
    Article 16: Knees With ACL Reconstruction Often Have Osteoarthritis Regardless of Graft Selection
    Article 17: Limited Effectiveness of ACL Reconstruction With Remnant Preservation
    Article 18: Calcium Phosphate Soaking to Improve Healing of ACL Tendon–Bone Graft?
    Article 19: An Individualized Approach to ACL Reconstructions
    Article 20: Patellar Tendon Versus Hamstring ACL Autografts: The Value of Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews

    Audience

    A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking further education in evidence-based practice.

    About the Author

    Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, is an assistant professor in the division of rheumatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the special and scientific staff at Tufts Medical Center. The goal of his research is to explore novel biochemical and imaging markers to gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis pathophysiology and potential disease phenotypes.

    Driban received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Delaware. During his doctoral training at Temple University, he focused on various aspects of osteoarthritis (e.g., early pathophysiology in animal models, biochemical markers in joint fluid, systematic reviews of risk factors for osteoarthritis, survey of medication use among patients with osteoarthritis). In January 2010, he began a postdoctoral research fellowship in the division of rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center, where he continued his focus on osteoarthritis and learned new assessment strategies in magnetic resonance imaging.

    Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, is an assistant professor at Temple University. Thomas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in athletic training from Temple University. He then received his PhD in biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware. Before working at Neumann University, Thomas performed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the department of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering, where he received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health. He has served on several national committees and is the chair of the research committee for the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.

    Thomas continues to be active in research, participating as a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is on the executive board for Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. He also was an ad hoc grant reviewer for the EATA and is the cofounder of a website dedicated to the summary of sports medicine research called Sports Medicine Research (SMR) (www.sportsmedres.org). Thomas has numerous peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in the areas of shoulder adaptations due to overhead throwing and the basic science of rotator cuff injury and healing. He has also had several invited lectures throughout the United States on overhead throwing.

    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • All 20 articles from the Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course
    • All 20 articles from the Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course
    • Comprehensive continuing education exam
    More than 250,000 ACL injuries occur every year, so athletic trainers, physical therapists, and others who work with athletes need to be well versed in the assessment, prevention, rehabilitation, and surgical options of ACL injuries. Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries CE Course provides practitioners with a comprehensive review of the literature surrounding research on ACL injuries. This continuing education course presents 40 research articles regarding evaluation of ACL injury, treatment options, rehabilitation, and avoidance with the goal of demonstrating how athletic trainers and therapists can use existing studies and apply the information to their own practice. The articles are followed by an exam containing 200 questions. Upon passing the exam, users may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    The first portion of this course package is the Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course, which evaluates various tests that can be used to determine the severity of an athlete’s ACL injury as well as how susceptible the athlete might be to sustaining one in the first place. Factors used in determining return to sport are also examined, including measuring anterior tibial translation, examining lower-extremity functional deficits, using clinical rotational tests, and analyzing age and quadriceps strength. Because research has indicated that ACL injuries are preventable with dynamic neuromuscular training programs, the course also focuses on prevention and includes articles on the effectiveness of warm-up programs. Special focus is applied to the FIFA11+ program and a coach’s role in player adherence to injury prevention.

    The second section is the Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course, which focuses on surgical repair and rehabilitation of ACL injuries. It teaches how to apply therapeutic exercises and modalities during ACL reconstruction with the ultimate goal of helping clients and athletes return to their preinjury activity levels. The psychological outcomes among patients with ACL injury are discussed, including the fear of moving and causing reinjury to a recently repaired ACL. The surgical side of ACL rehabilitation is examined through various graft options as well as the emerging trends in surgical techniques for ACL reconstructions and how they compare to standard techniques.

    Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries CE Course supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Certified athletic trainers completing this course may earn continuing education units to apply toward the required evidence-based practice category to maintain their certification.

    This continuing education course package consists of Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course and Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course. Each course is also available for purchase separately.

    Table of Contents

    Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries

    Article 1. The Effectiveness of The11 in Preventing Injuries Among Male Amateur Soccer Players

    Article 2. The FIFA11+ Program Is Effective in Preventing Injuries in Elite Male Basketball Players

    Article 3. Coaches Influence Team and Player Adherence to Injury Prevention Programs

    Article 4. High Adherence to the FIFA 11+ Decreases Injury Risk Among Youth Female Soccer Players

    Article 5. Coach-Led Neuromuscular Warm-Ups Reduce the Risk of Lower-Extremity Injuries

    Article 6. New Evidence Supporting ACL Injury Prevention Warm-Up Programs

    Article 7. Neuromuscular Training to Reduce ACL Injuries May Be More Effective in Younger Athletes

    Article 8. Compliance With Neuromuscular Warm-Up Programs as Another Key Factor in Injury Prevention

    Article 9. Program Duration Affects Retention of Movement Pattern Changes After a Lower-Extremity Injury Prevention Program

    Article 10. Short and Sweet: ACL Prevention Programs Are Effective

    Article 11. Comparing Screening Methods for ACL Injury Risk

    Article 12. Self-Reported Knee Outcomes Can Be Used to Help Determine Functional Assessment Readiness After an ACL Reconstruction

    Article 13. Make Sure You Charge That Phone Before Measuring Anterior Tibial Translation

    Article 14. Single-Leg Hop Predicts Success After ACL Surgery

    Article 15. Single-Limb Tasks Identify Lower-Extremity Functional Deficits

    Article 16. Determining Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction

    Article 17. Clinical Rotational Tests for Evaluating ACL Insufficiency

    Article 18. Lachman Test Performed in a Prone Position

    Article 19. Predictors of Self-Reported Knee Function in Nonoperatively Treated Individuals With ACL Injury

    Article 20. Age and Quadriceps Strength Are Indicators of Noncopers’ Ability to Pass Return-to-Sport Criteria

    Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries

    Article 1: Accelerated Versus Nonaccelerated Rehabilitation After ACL

    Reconstruction

    Article 2: Cool It Down Before You Work It Out

    Article 3: Shaking Up ACL Rehabilitation

    Article 4: Quadriceps Function in Braced ACL Reconstructed Patients

    Article 5: Compensatory Landing Strategies Upon Return to Sport After ACL

    Reconstruction

    Article 6: Altered Lower-Extremity Biomechanics After ACL Injury and

    Surgery May Increase the Risk of Reinjury

    Article 7: What’s Really Causing Those Knee Stability Deficits After ACL

    Reconstruction?

    Article 8: Psychological Insight Into ACL Recovery

    Article 9: To Move or Not to Move: Kinesiophobia in ACL-Deficient Patients

    Before and After Reconstruction

    Article 10: Fear of Reinjury or Knee Pain May Inhibit Full Return to Sport

    After ACL Reconstruction

    Article 11: Fear of Reinjury When Returning to Sport After ACL

    Reconstruction

    Article 12: Which Is Better for ACL Surgery: Right Away, Later, or Never?

    Article 13: ACL Reconstruction Provides Not-So-Good Long-Term Outcomes

    Article 14: ACL Question Remains: Allo- or Auto-?

    Article 15: Is the Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction Appropriate for

    Everyone?

    Article 16: Knees With ACL Reconstruction Often Have Osteoarthritis

    Regardless of Graft Selection

    Article 17: Limited Effectiveness of ACL Reconstruction With Remnant

    Preservation

    Article 18: Calcium Phosphate Soaking to Improve Healing of ACL Tendon–

    Bone Graft?

    Article 19: An Individualized Approach to ACL Reconstructions

    Article 20: Patellar Tendon Versus Hamstring ACL Autografts: The Value of

    Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews

    Audience

    A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking further education in evidence-based practice.

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