Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries Online CE Course Package
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 off ACL Injuries CE Course. Each course is also available for purchase separately.
A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking further education in evidence-based practice.
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
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
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
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
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
Article 16: Knees With ACL Reconstruction Often Have Osteoarthritis
Regardless of Graft Selection
Article 17: Limited Effectiveness of ACL Reconstruction With Remnant
Article 18: Calcium Phosphate Soaking to Improve Healing of ACL Tendon–
Article 19: An Individualized Approach to ACL Reconstructions
Article 20: Patellar Tendon Versus Hamstring ACL Autografts: The Value of
Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews