Course

Evidence-based management of ACL injuries: rehabilitation, psychological factors, and return to sport decision-making

Dates 14-15 April 2018
Max participants 36
Location San Camillo Hospital – Strada Comunale Santa Margherita, 136 – 10131 - Turin, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (16 ECM)
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
2 days of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, medicine & physiotherapy students and professionals equivalent to PT’s can register for this course
Teacher
BPhysio(Hons), PhD
Dr Clare Ardern is a physiotherapist and clinical researcher addressing questions around return to play after...
PhD
Alli Gokeler obtained his degree in Physical Therapy in 1990 from the Rijkshogeschool Groningen. From 1991-2001 he worked as a physical therapist in the United States and Germany....
Course program
  • 9:30 AM-9:45 AM

    Introduction to the course and learning objectives.

  • 9:45 AM-10:15 AM

    Evidence-based practice.
    Intro lecture will focus on: how to find and apply the best quality research evidence for clinical practice.

  • 10:15 AM-10:50 AM

    Practical exercise (part 1)
    Identify and define a specific clinical question using the PICO approach, search for literature to help answer a clinical question, critically appraise one article identified in the search, and discuss how you might/might not incorporate the findings into your clinical practice.

  • 10:50 AM-11:00 AM

    Break

  • 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

    Practical exercise (part 2)
    Identify and define a specific clinical question using the PICO approach, search for literature to help answer a clinical question, critically appraise one article identified in the search, and discuss how you might/might not incorporate the findings into your clinical practice.

  • 11:50 AM-12:40 AM

    Principles of ACL rehabilitation - part 1: Key components and progression
    Intro lecture will focus on: goal setting, establishing trust, confidence and realistic expectations, key rehabilitation phases.

  • 12:40 AM-1:30 PM

    Principles of ACL rehabilitation - part 2: Goal setting, exercise prescription and progression for the “prehabilitation” phase
    Session will focus on: impairments, sensorimotor control, mental preparation, planning for situation after surgery: work, transport to clinic, etc.

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

    Principles of ACL rehabilitation - part 2: Goal setting, exercise prescription and progression for the “acute phase rehabilitation”
    Session will focus on: impairments, open kinetic chain vs. closed kinetic chain exercises, beginning strength training, integrating mental/motivational aspects in rehabilitation.

  • 3:00 PM-3:30 PM

    Break

  • 3:45 PM-4:45 PM

    Principles of ACL rehabilitation - part 2: Goal setting, exercise prescription and progression for the “intermediate phase rehabilitation”
    Session will focus on: progressing to heavy strength training, starting neuromuscular training, building patient autonomy, integrating mental/motivational aspects in rehabilitation.

  • 4:45 PM-5:45 PM

    Monitoring and evaluating progress.
    Session will focus on: periodic monitoring (clinical measurements, patient-reported outcome measures, etc.):
    - what to test?
    - when to test?
    - why?
    - how does it affect your clinical decision-making?

  • 5:45 PM-6:00 PM

    Questions & answers

  • 9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Review Day 1

  • 9:30 AM-10:40 AM

    Principles of ACL rehabilitation - part 2: Goal setting, exercise prescription and progression for the “late rehabilitation phase”
    Session will focus on: sport-specific rehabilitation progressions and mental readiness to return to sport.

  • 10:40 AM-11:10 AM

    Break

  • 11:10 AM-12:15 AM

    Sport-specific monitoring
    Session will focus on: physical performance, workload monitoring (fitness, skills) and mental aspects (impact of psychological factors on rehabilitation progression and return to sport).

  • 12:15 AM-1:15 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:15 PM-3:00 PM

    Shared decision making for return to sport
    Session will focus on:
    - Why?
    - When?
    - With whom?
    - Based on what (tests)?
    - Ultimate decision made by whom?

  • 3:00 PM-3:20 PM

    Break

  • 3:20 PM-4:30 PM

    Principles of ACL rehabilitation - part 2: Goal setting, exercise prescription and progression for the “injury prevention phase”
    Session will focus on: building injury prevention into rehabilitation.

  • 4:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Questions & answers.

  • 5:00 PM-5:15 PM

    Feedback & close.

Course details

This 2-day course combines theoretical and practical sessions, empowering clinicians to use an evidence-based, shared decision-making approach to rehabilitation and return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify and translate the best research into clinical practice, plan and implement an evidence-based ACL rehabilitation program, and confidently contribute to the shared decision making for return to sport after ACL injury, with in-depth understanding of all aspects that influence your athlete’s chances of successful return to sport.

Specific learning objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Efficiently and effectively search for scientific literature
  • Critically appraise scientific literature to identify high-quality research that can inform your clinical practice
  • Apply the return to sport continuum when planning ACL rehabilitation
  • Plan, implement and evaluate an evidence-based ACL rehabilitation program
  • Implement strategies to support athletes psychologically during rehabilitation
  • Apply high quality clinical reasoning to sport-specific assessments for return to sport after ACL injury
  • Use regular monitoring to inform clinical decision-making through the return to sport continuum
  • Assess psychological readiness to return to sport after ACL injury
  • Contribute to return to sport decision making through a shared decision-making framework
  • Plan, implement and evaluate an ACL injury prevention program

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee (early booking) € 409,00 + Iva - until February, 25th 2018
  • Registration fee € 479,00 + Iva - starting from February, 26th 2018

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