ACL Study Day
ACL Study Day is a one-day, lecture style conference focusing on rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. It will provide 6 contact hours and is geared toward the rehabilitation professional. Our expert speakers will cover topics ranging surgical technique to return to play and beyond. Come join us on the beautiful UCLA campus for a day of learning. The information provided will be the most recent up-to-date research, clinically relevant, and enable you to take action right away in the clinic/training room.
Don't miss out on early bird pricing for this event. It ends June 16th
The first 40 registrants will be entered to win some great door prizes which include: A copy of Brukner and Kahn's Clinical Sports Medicine text, a copy of Mike Reimans' new text Orthopedic Clinical Examination, a pair of Senaptec Strobe Glasses, and a gift certificate for free calibration of a hand held dynamometer from JLW Force
8:00 Kristofer J Jones, MD - Everything you wanted to know about ACL Surgery in 2019: From revision to repair
Learning objectives: learn pertinent anatomy of relevant to ACL reconstruction; understand transtibial vs anteromedial approaches and how each effect clinical outcomes; understand graft selection decisions; identify the role of extra-articular support for anterolateral rotary instability; understand why and when you would choose repair over reconstruction; learn about the possible role of orthobiologics in ACL reconstruction.
9:15 Susan Sigward, PhD, PT, ATC - Learned non-use following ACL reconstruction: How can we avoid it?
Learning objectives: understand common loading deficits following ACLr, recognize the limitations of observation of movement; learn the concepts of learned non-use and its effects following ACLr, understand the relationship between the role of practice and learned behaviors on the persistence of altered loading; learn what can be done in the clinic to combat it and we can measure it clinically.
10:30 Dustin Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS - Neuroplasticity after ACL injury: Strategies to enhance neuromuscular control
Learning objectives: describe how brain function changes following ACLr; learn how to induce adaptive neuroplasticity to improve patient outcomes; understand how to interpret relevant and related neuroscience data with application toward ACL rehabilitation, engage with and apply novel technologies and techniques such as virtual reality, stroboscopic glasses, motor learning feedback and eccentric cross-exercise.
12:00 Lunch catered thanks to Owens Recovery Science and Vald Performance - Both companies will have representatives available to demo products
1:00 Matt Ithurburn, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS - Current concepts for evidence-based return-to-sport decision-making after ACL reconstruction
Learning objectives: understand the current state of return-to-sport outcomes; understand current evidence to support safe and effective return-to-sport decision-making in individuals after ACL reconstruction; learn emerging concepts related to successful return to sport, including the importance of contextual factors, shared decision-making, and workload management; understand rehabilitation strategies to mitigate the risk of poor return-to-sport outcomes after ACL reconstruction.
2:15 Elizabeth Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS - Osteoarthritis: A long-term consequence of ACL injury
Learning objectives: understand the risk of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis after ACL injury; learn the methods to identify methods to detect early and late signs of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis; learn modifiable pathways implicated in the development of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis; identify strategies to mitigate and manage post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis after ACL injury.
3:30 Mark Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC - Second ACL injury risk prediction and mitigation: Current evidence and clinical applications
Learning objectives: understand the risk factors related to 2nd ACL injury after ACL reconstruction and return to sport; identify the clinical utility of risk factors in return to sport decision making; learn clinical application of identified risk factors in early and late stage rehabilitation to help reduce 2nd injury risk.