Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
- 20 evidence-based practice articles from Sports Medicine Research
- Continuing education exam
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Optimally apply therapeutic exercises and modalities after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
- Discuss the importance of psychological outcomes among patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury.
- Describe the pros and cons of various anterior cruciate ligament graft options.
- Identify emerging trends in surgical techniques for anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and describe how they compare to standard techniques.
- Be able to educate patients about the short-term and long-term outcomes a patient can expect after an anterior cruciate ligament injury
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 rehabilitation techniques and options in surgery for treating ACL injuries. Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course
provides practitioners with a comprehensive review of the literature surrounding the most common and effective surgical procedures and rehabilitation practices for ACL injuries. This continuing education course presents 20 research articles regarding ACL injury treatment 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 100 questions. Upon passing the exam, users may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.
After completing this continuing education course, athletic trainers and physical therapists will be able to apply therapeutic exercises and modalities during ACL reconstruction with the ultimate goal of helping clients and athletes return to their preinjury activity levels. Additionally, 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 also examined through various graft options as well as the emerging trends in surgical techniques for ACL reconstruction and how they compare to standard techniques. The aim of this course is to help practitioners educate their patients about short-term and long-term outcomes after ACL injury.
Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of 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.
Table of Contents
Article 1: Accelerated Versus Nonaccelerated Rehabilitation After
Article 2: Cool It Down Before You Work It Out
Article 3: Shaking Up ACL Rehabilitation
Article 4: Quadriceps Function in Braced ACL Reconstructed
Article 5: Compensatory Landing Strategies Upon Return to Sport
Article 6: Altered Lower-Extremity Biomechanics After ACL Injury
Surgery May Increase the Risk of Reinjury
Article 7: What’s Really Causing Those Knee Stability Deficits
Article 8: Psychological Insight Into ACL Recovery
Article 9: To Move or Not to Move: Kinesiophobia in ACL-Deficient
Before and After Reconstruction
Article 10: Fear of Reinjury or Knee Pain May Inhibit Full Return
After ACL Reconstruction
Article 11: Fear of Reinjury When Returning to Sport After ACL
Article 12: Which Is Better for ACL Surgery: Right Away, Later,
Article 13: ACL Reconstruction Provides Not-So-Good Long-Term
Article 14: ACL Question Remains: Allo- or Auto-?
Article 15: Is the Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction Appropriate
Article 16: Knees With ACL Reconstruction Often Have
Regardless of Graft Selection
Article 17: Limited Effectiveness of ACL Reconstruction With
Article 18: Calcium Phosphate Soaking to Improve Healing of ACL
Article 19: An Individualized Approach to ACL Reconstructions
Article 20: Patellar Tendon Versus Hamstring ACL Autografts: The
Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews
A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking
further education in evidence-based practice.