The ABC’s of the ACL: from acute injury to Return To Sport

Teacher Mick Hughes
Dates 03-04 October 2020
Max participants 36
Location Via degli Olimpionici 71 - Rome, 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
Physio, Grad. Cert. Sports Physio, B.Ex. Sci. MAPA, MSPA, MSMA
Mick is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist with nearly 20 years of experience of working with injured patients of all ages and all types of...
Course program
  • 08:30AM-09:00AM


  • 09:00AM-10:00AM

    ACL injury overview: Mechanisms/Epidemiology (lecture)

  • 10:00AM-10:15AM


  • 10:15AM-12:30AM

    ACL Injury prevention programs (lecture and practical)

  • 12:30AM-01:30PM


  • 01:30PM-02:30PM

    Nonoperative ACL treatment options (lecture and case study)

  • 02:30PM-02:45PM


  • 02:45PM-04:00PM

    Pre-op ACLR rehabilitation (lecture and practical)

  • 04:00PM-05:00PM

    Elite Athlete ACLR rehabilitation case study

  • 09:00AM-09:30AM

    Day 1 review and questions

  • 9:30AM-10:30AM

    Post-op ACLR rehab guidelines and what to do in the first 4 weeks post-op (lecture and practical)

  • 10:30AM-10:45AM


  • 10:45AM-12:30PM

    ACLR post-op rehab: What to do between month 1 and month 3 post-op (practical)

  • 12:30PM-01:30PM


  • 01:30PM-02:30PM

    Return to running following ACLR (case study and practical)

  • 02:30PM-02:45AM


  • 02:45PM-03:30PM

    Return to training following ACLR (case study and practical)

  • 03:30PM-04:15PM

    Return to sport following ACLR assessment and testing (practical)

  • 04:15PM-05:00PM

    Review and questions

Course description

This 2-day workshop is an up to date, Evidence-Based workshop that covers both lecture material and practical learning experiences to help you become a competent and confident health professional dealing with the ACL injured population. The workshop has a large practical component to allow course participants to actually feel what their ACL reconstructed patients are going through when they themselves are going through rehab. During this workshop you will learn simple ways to improve the outcomes in your ACL injured patients in variety of settings (eg. home, gym, sporting environment).

Specifically, the course will have the following characteristics:

  • A residential training that will take place in Rome
  • Mick Hughes will hold the course live (connected via video from Australia). Due to the time zone from where the teacher will be connected, the course is rescheduled from 9am to 5pm in both days
  • The consecutive translation in Italian will take place with an interpreter present in Rome, as usual in every Novavia course. It will be possible to ask questions to the teacher and have the answer in real time as if the teacher will be in the classroom
  • Practical parts will be led by Mick Hughes with the support of the Novavia staff, who have already undergone specific training for this course with the teacher

This course method was chosen together with the teacher to allows all students to participate the course, guaranteeing its execution despite the limitations imposed by current regulations.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand common ACL injury mechanisms and which populations are at great risk of ACL injury and 2nd ACL injuries
  • Understand the key components to ACL injury prevention programs and how to effectively design and implement your own sport-specific program
  • Understand the literature on non-operative management of ACL injury, what the outcomes are, and who is appropriate for this treatment option
  • Understand what high-quality pre-op and post-op ACLR rehabilitation should entail, and how to prescribe effective pre-op and post-op rehabilitation programs
  • Understand the literature on discharge testing following ACLR to lower the risk of 2nd ACL injuries

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee for students* €439,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 4+ pp* €466,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 8+ pp* €439,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee (early booking)* €480,00 + VAT 22% - until February, 17th 2020
  • Registration fee €549,00 + VAT 22% - starting from February, 18th 2020
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”