Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries Online CE Course
Online CourseCourse components are delivered online or in print:
- 20 evidence-based practice articles from Sports Medicine Research
- Continuing education exam
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the effectiveness of injury prevention programs.
- Identify key factors that influence the success or failure of an injury prevention program.
- Describe the importance of single-leg hop tests in screening athletes and evaluating patients with anterior cruciate ligament sprains.
- Develop a strategy to evaluate patients at the time of injury, presurgery, and during rehabilitation to diagnose an anterior cruciate injury, predict who may be able to return to play in a few months, and determine when a patient is ready to return to play.
The first portion of the course evaluates various tests that can be used in determining the severity of an ACL injury as well as how susceptible the injured athlete may be to attaining one in the first place. Factors used to determine return to sports 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 second part of the course 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 players’ adherence to injury prevention. Each article in the course summarizes the research, offers a clinical appraisal, and cites the clinical relevance of the study.
Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention 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.
A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking further education in evidence-based practice.
Table of ContentsArticle 1. The Effectiveness of The 11 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