PLEASE NOTE: the e-book, Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries, is required for successful completion of this course, but is not included with this version. Purchase this version only if you already own the e-book.
Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries presents the latest information regarding risk factors and prevention strategies for anterior cruciate ligament injury. This interactive online course with companion e-book contains a comprehensive literature review of ACL injury incidence, modifiable risk factors, risk factor assessments, and prevention strategies. The e-book includes 64 video clips of assessments and exercises that illustrate what to look for when assessing clients as well as exercises for preventing ACL injuries. The interactive case studies in the online course allow you to practice identifying dysfunctional movement patterns and developing comprehensive training programs for two virtual athletes.
The e-book covers current theories regarding loading mechanisms that may contribute to ACL injuries and the various movement screening tools that will help you identify athletes most at risk. It also explores the research investigating programs that have been successful in reducing injuries and the programs that have failed. Since no single prevention program will be successful for all athletes, the course covers the numerous components that contribute to an effective program, including technique training (such as how to land from jumping or how to cut correctly), strengthening, plyometrics, and balance and agility training. You will learn how to draw on scientific evidence, athlete assessments, and your own clinical expertise to develop training programs for individual athletes.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to
identify at-risk populations and the sports with the highest injury rates,
understand and recognize the factors related to knee function that are associated with ACL injury,
select assessment techniques and interpret the results, and
apply your knowledge to designing training programs for individual athletes.
This online course and e-book work in tandem to help you expand your knowledge of research in ACL injury prevention and hone your clinical skills in developing training programs.