Sports PT Education Series: Rehab and Return to Sport Decision Making following ACL Reconstruction in the Adolescent Athlete

August 7, 2021

ACL injuries continue to be on the rise in our young athletic population.  Rates of return to competitive sports after ACL reconstruction are low and re-injury rates are high. There continues to be a great deal of inconsistency in rehabilitation and return to sport decision making for this population.  This educational opportunity will provide evidence-based rehabilitation and return to sport thought processes to maximize the success of the athlete and minimize the risk of reinjury.

Course registration fees will vary based on your affiliation and your learner type.

Target Audience

Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers and Students

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain evidence-based practice of youth athlete ACL reconstruction, translate this into practice, and plan rehabilitation programs for their patients.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills learned in this course to improve patient outcomes and decrease the risk of reinjury for their patients.
  • Implement a high-quality return to sport test for their patients and make appropriate decisions around returning their athletes back to their previous level of participation in sports.
  • Identify the differences in their patients with quadriceps tendon grafts from other graft types and address the specific impairments associated with this graft type.
Course summary
Course opens: 
04/16/2021
Course expires: 
08/14/2021
Event starts: 
08/07/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/07/2021 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
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Sports PT Education Series: Rehab and Return to Sport Decision Making following ACL Reconstruction in the Adolescent Athlete

8:00am – Introduction – Shane Noffsinger, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

8:05 – ACL Reconstruction Graft Options for Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes: Why the Quadriceps Tendon Graft? – Jay Albright, MD

8:25 – The Dreaded Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear: Why does it happen and how can we prevent it? An evidence-based review of risk factors and prevention principles for ACL tears – Sarah Reinking, PT, DPT, SCS

     *Discussion based approach to Phases of Rehab – Moderated by Melissa Randall PT, DPT, SCS

8:45am – ACL Pre-Op Considerations: Starting Out on the Right Foot – Cody Yeaman, PT, DPT, OCS

9:00 – Early Post-Operative considerations: Learning to walk before you can… walk? Implications for intra and extra-articular health – Matt Pomeroy, PT, DPT, OCS

9:30 – The Neuromuscular Training and Muscular Endurance Phase: Return to Sport Thinking Process Starts Now! – Shane Noffsinger, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

10:00 – The Ongoing Debate: Is Open Chain Strengthening Safe After ACL Reconstruction? Plus, How to Get Creative with Hypertrophy Strengthening – Kristi Wade, PT, DPT, OCS

10:30 – Jumping to conclusions? Plyometrics and Running in the ACLR population – Alex Wolfe, PT, DPT, OCS

11:00 – Motor Learning and Dual Task Training: Enhancing Rehabilitation to Decrease Injury Risk – Taylor Fogarty, PT, DPT

11:30 – Premorbid and Comorbid Considerations in Adolescent ACL Reconstruction – Matt Sremba, PT, DPT, OCS

12:00-12:15pm – Questions

12:15-1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – Return to Sport Decision Making after ACL Reconstruction: It’s not a test, it’s a process – Shane Noffsinger, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

2:00 – Training the muscle between the ears: Psychological readiness in the athlete post-ACLR – Kaitlyn Flynn, PT, DPT, SCS and Mimi Renaudin

2:30 – Bridging the Gap: Tumbling and Gymnastics Following ACL Reconstruction – Kasia Kilijanek, PT, DPT, OCS

2:50 – Pop, Lock and Break: True Aspirations of Dancers Returning to Stage and Competition – Meredith Dake, PT, DPT, OCS

3:10 – Returning to the Field Following ACL reconstruction – Hannah Osowski, PT, DPT

3:30 – From the clinic to the court: Return to basketball following ACL-reconstruction – Marissa Gradoz, PT, DPT, OCS

3:50-4:00pm – Questions and wrap up

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

This conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Your conference planning committee will be sending you more information the week of the conference.

Program Faculty and Planning Committee:

  • Shane Noffsinger, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II, ACL Diagnosis Lead
  • Melissa Randall, PT, DPT, SCS
    Sports Physical Therapy Program Coordinator
     
  • Sarah Reinking, PT, DPT, SCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
  • Cody Yeaman, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Matthew Pomeroy, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Kristi Wade, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Alex Wolfe, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist I
     
  • Taylor Fogarty, PT, DPT
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Matt Sremba, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Kaitlyn Flynn, PT, DPT, SCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Kasia Kilijanek, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Meredith Dake, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Hannah Osowski, PT, DPT
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Marissa Gradoz, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
     
  • Marissa Gradoz, PT, DPT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II
  • Susan Kanai, PT, OCS
    Sports Physical Therapist II

  • Jay Albright, MD
    Surgical Director, Sports Medicine Center

This educational session with provide 7 Contact Hours for Continuing Education Credits and a general certificate of participation will be offered following completion of the course evaluation.

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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