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Release Date: April 5, 2018
Expiration Date: April 5, 2021
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with an overview of the etiology and risk factors of isolated ACL injuries; to discuss pertinent clinical examination, classification, and prognosis after ACL injuries and reconstruction; and to review interventions relevant to successful outcomes after injury or surgery.
California PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.
Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.
Ohio PTs & PTAs - Approval #18S7496 (6/26/18 to 6/26/19)
Florida & Indiana PTs & PTAs – PT boards in your state accept this course based on pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.
New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-91 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)
Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013511, for 3 general hours & 1 direct access hour. (Exp 12/31/18)
- Identify, compare, and contrast the major anatomical components of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), particularly with regard to its relationship to arthrokinematics of the knee.
- Discuss the typical mechanism of injury, clinical course, and risk factors associated with ACL injury.
- Utilize the components of a comprehensive clinical examination to formulate a specific diagnosis for patients with a suspected ACL injury.
- Describe the diagnostic strategies, management plans, and classification of patients with ACL injury.
- Formulate a rehabilitation program using clinical strategies and evidence-based interventions after ACL injury and reconstruction.
- Explain the functional and clinical outcomes after ACL injury and reconstruction.
Zakariya H. Nawasreh, PT, MSc, PhD, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2006 and a Master of Science degree in health and rehabilitation sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Dr. Nawasreh has worked as a teaching assistant and supervised students’ clinical training in the applied medical sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He earned a doctorate in biomechanics and movement science at the University of Delaware, with a focus on operative and nonoperative ACL intervention and outcomes. Dr. Nawasreh is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He has presented on the topic of ACL rehabilitation intervention and outcomes at national and international conferences. Dr. Nawasreh is board-certified in the Jordanian Physical Therapy Association.
David S. Logerstedt, PT, PhD, MPT, MA, SCS, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and human performance from the University of Montana and a Master of Arts degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Logerstedt earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from East Carolina University and a doctorate in the interdisciplinary program of biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware. He completed a postdoctoral research position in knee osteoarthritis and total knee arthroplasty with Drs. Lynn Snyder-Mackler and Joseph Zeni, Jr. Dr. Logerstedt is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He has been a practicing rehabilitation specialist for nearly 20 years and is board certified in sports physical therapy. Dr. Logerstedt was a physical therapist at the athletes’ Olympic Village polyclinic at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. He has presented his research on ACL and knee disorders at national and international conferences and has published in prestigious sports medicine journals on ACL injuries.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.