Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries CE Course is a
comprehensive review of literature regarding evaluation and prevention
techniques for ACL injuries. Athletic trainers and therapists can use
the existing studies and apply the information to their own practice.
Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
All 20 articles from the Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course
All 20 articles from the Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course
Comprehensive continuing education exam
More than 250,000 ACL injuries occur every year, so athletic trainers, physical therapists, and others who work with athletes need to be well versed in the assessment, prevention, rehabilitation, and surgical options of ACL injuries. Evidence-Based Approach to ACL Injuries CE Course provides practitioners with a comprehensive review of the literature surrounding research on ACL injuries. This continuing education course presents 40 research articles regarding evaluation of ACL injury, treatment options, rehabilitation, and avoidance with the goal of demonstrating how athletic trainers and therapists can use existing studies and apply the information to their own practice. The articles are followed by an exam containing 200 questions. Upon passing the exam, users may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.
The first portion of this course package is the Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course, which evaluates various tests that can be used to determine the severity of an athlete’s ACL injury as well as how susceptible the athlete might be to sustaining one in the first place. Factors used in determining return to sport 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 course also 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 player adherence to injury prevention.
The second section is the Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course, which focuses on surgical repair and rehabilitation of ACL injuries. It teaches how to apply therapeutic exercises and modalities during ACL reconstruction with the ultimate goal of helping clients and athletes return to their preinjury activity levels. The psychological outcomes among patients with ACL injury are discussed, including the fear of moving and causing reinjury to a recently repaired ACL. The surgical side of ACL rehabilitation is examined through various graft options as well as the emerging trends in surgical techniques for ACL reconstructions and how they compare to standard techniques.
Evidence-Based Approach to 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.
This continuing education course package consists of Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries CE Course and Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries CE Course. Each course is also available for purchase separately.
Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries Article 1. The Effectiveness of The11 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
Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries Article 1: Accelerated Versus Nonaccelerated Rehabilitation After ACL Reconstruction Article 2: Cool It Down Before You Work It Out Article 3: Shaking Up ACL Rehabilitation Article 4: Quadriceps Function in Braced ACL Reconstructed Patients Article 5: Compensatory Landing Strategies Upon Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction Article 6: Altered Lower-Extremity Biomechanics After ACL Injury and Surgery May Increase the Risk of Reinjury Article 7: What’s Really Causing Those Knee Stability Deficits After ACL Reconstruction? Article 8: Psychological Insight Into ACL Recovery Article 9: To Move or Not to Move: Kinesiophobia in ACL-Deficient Patients Before and After Reconstruction Article 10: Fear of Reinjury or Knee Pain May Inhibit Full Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction Article 11: Fear of Reinjury When Returning to Sport After ACL Reconstruction Article 12: Which Is Better for ACL Surgery: Right Away, Later, or Never? Article 13: ACL Reconstruction Provides Not-So-Good Long-Term Outcomes Article 14: ACL Question Remains: Allo- or Auto-? Article 15: Is the Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction Appropriate for Everyone? Article 16: Knees With ACL Reconstruction Often Have Osteoarthritis Regardless of Graft Selection Article 17: Limited Effectiveness of ACL Reconstruction With Remnant Preservation Article 18: Calcium Phosphate Soaking to Improve Healing of ACL Tendon–Bone Graft? Article 19: An Individualized Approach to ACL Reconstructions Article 20: Patellar Tendon Versus Hamstring ACL Autografts: The Value of Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews
A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking
further education in evidence-based practice.
Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, is an assistant professor in the
division of rheumatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a
member of the special and scientific staff at Tufts Medical Center. The
goal of his research is to explore novel biochemical and imaging markers
to gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis pathophysiology and
potential disease phenotypes.
Driban received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the
University of Delaware. During his doctoral training at Temple
University, he focused on various aspects of osteoarthritis (e.g., early
pathophysiology in animal models, biochemical markers in joint fluid,
systematic reviews of risk factors for osteoarthritis, survey of
medication use among patients with osteoarthritis). In January 2010, he
began a postdoctoral research fellowship in the division of rheumatology
at Tufts Medical Center, where he continued his focus on osteoarthritis
and learned new assessment strategies in magnetic resonance imaging.
Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, is an assistant professor at Temple
University. Thomas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
athletic training from Temple University. He then received his PhD in
biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware.
Before working at Neumann University, Thomas performed a postdoctoral
fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the department of
orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering, where he received a Ruth
L. Kirschstein Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health. He
has served on several national committees and is the chair of the
research committee for the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow
Thomas continues to be active in research, participating as a manuscript
reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is on the executive
board for Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. He also was
an ad hoc grant reviewer for the EATA and is the cofounder of a website
dedicated to the summary of sports medicine research called Sports
Medicine Research (SMR) (www.sportsmedres.org). Thomas has numerous
peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in the areas of shoulder
adaptations due to overhead throwing and the basic science of rotator
cuff injury and healing. He has also had several invited lectures
throughout the United States on overhead throwing.
Evidence-Based Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries Online CE Course
Evidence-Based Assessment and Prevention of ACL Injuries Online CE Course