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Total Hip Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Pre- and Postsurgical Physical Therapy

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3511  

Expiration Date: February 22, 2020
 
This course will provide physical therapists and physical therapy assistants with a comprehensive overview of THA. At the end of this course the learner will be able to identify the anatomy of the hip as it pertains to THA, describe the most recent advances in surgical approaches for THA, and gain an improved understanding of how different types of prosthetic implants, methods of fixation, and surgical techniques influence the ability of patients to participate in rehabilitation and achieve the desired clinical goals for functional independence. Additionally the learner will be able to describe the role of PT both in the preoperative and postoperative phases for the patient undergoing THA and be able to describe an optimal rehabilitation program for these time periods based on current research. Clinical cases presented will facilitate the learner being able to select appropriate rehabilitative strategies following THA.
 

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.

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.

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5717

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-117 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Approved for 2.75 general hours and 0.25 direct access hour, Approval #PTCE012572 (Exp 12/31/18)

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

Disclosures
  • 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.

 

Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Identify the relevant anatomy of the hip and its significance in total hip arthroplasty.
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of other hip conditions and indications for THA surgery.
  • Describe the clinically relevant details of THA surgery, including different approaches and complications.
  • Identify evidence-based approaches to preoperative and postoperative physical therapy including the use of appropriate outcomes measures to quantify change.
Author Bio(s)

 

Emily Slaven, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, received a bachelor of physiotherapy degree from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1996 and a master of physiotherapy degree from University of Manchester in 2001. After practicing for several years as a physical therapist in an orthopedic outpatient setting in Indiana where she worked with a large caseload of patients who had undergone joint arthroplasty, she developed an interest in being able to better quantify motion following lower joint arthroplasty and completed a masters degree in biomechanics from Ball State University, Indiana in 2008 and then a PhD in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. The topic of her PhD dissertation was “Prediction of Functional Outcome at Six Months Following Total Hip Replacement.” This study was published in Physical Therapy Journal and several presentations of different aspects of the study were presented nationally. Additionally, Dr. Slaven has completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Clinical Specialization examination and a fellowship in manual therapy at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina.

Dr. Slaven is an associate professor in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis where she teaches orthopedics and manual therapy in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Her research has focused on the impact of lower limb arthro­plasty on mechanics of gait and on the effect of physical therapy interventions for those who have hip osteoarthritis. She continues to prac­tice clinically where she sees patients both as inpatients and outpatients following total hip arthroplasty.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Keelan R. Enseki, PT, MS, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, completed his bachelor of science degree in biobehavioral health with a minor in neuroscience at the Pennsylvania State University. He attended the University of Pittsburgh completing a master of physical therapy and a master of science degree in health and rehabilitation science. He completed the sports physical therapy residency program through the University of Pittsburgh and Centers for Rehab Services/University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine. Keelan is also a certified athletic trainer (ATC), certified orthopaedic (OCS) and sports (SCS) physical therapy specialist, and NSCA strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He is currently serving as the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program director at the Centers for Rehab Services/UPMC Center for Sports Medicine Clinic as well as an adjunct and clinical instructor for the University of Pittsburgh Departments of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and Nutrition. Keelan’s time is divided time between clinical practice, residency administration, project consultation, and professional development responsibilities. His areas of interest include determinants of outcomes and treatment options available for active individuals with pathological conditions of the hip joint. He regularly presents nationally and internationally on these topics. Keelan has been an author and editor, including peer-reviewed articles for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Clinics in Sports Medicine, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Journal of Bodywork and Movement, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. He has served as a content reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, PM&R and Physical Therapy in Sport. Additionally, he has co-authored book chapters on the topics of rehabilitation of hip and knee injuries. Keelan is a member of the APTA Orthopaedic Section, and serves on panels for continuing education and conference content development.

Total Knee Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Physical Therapy Management

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3509  

Release Date: March 10, 2017

Expiration Date: March 10, 2020

In the United States, total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common elective surgical procedures with more than 700,000 procedures performed each year. Research is ongoing, but most experts contend that for the most successful postoperative outcome, rehabilitation is an essential component of recovery.  Physical therapists must have an in-depth knowledge of current best practice for this population to maximize their return to function and quality of life. Additionally, with the emergence of new reimbursement models for Total Joint Replacement care, it is essential for physical therapy practitioners to utilize the most appropriate outcome measures in data collection and reporting.  The purpose of this intermediate level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a comprehensive overview of the many considerations surrounding knee replacement surgery, including the relevant anatomy, epidemiology, patient selection criteria, surgical considerations, common postoperative complications, and rehabilitation strategies.  This course discusses the pre and postoperative patient management, rehabilitation goals and treatment in the acute, post-acute, and functional recovery stages.  This course, which is relevant for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, provides evidence-based research that supports rehabilitation treatment methods and outcomes following total knee arthroplasty while highlighting the areas in need of further study.  

 

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.

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.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1801-118 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5718

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Approved for 2.5 general hours and 0.5 direct access hour, Approval #PTCE012573 (Exp 12/3/18)

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

Disclosures
  • 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.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiological trends for total knee arthroplasty.
  • Explain the anatomical components of the knee and how degenerative changes may influence the need for knee replacement surgery.
  • Identify the indications for total knee arthroplasty, as well as preoperative planning and rehabilitation.
  • Summarize the surgical approaches to total knee arthroplasty and potential complications and how they may impact rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Discuss postoperative physical therapy interventions and expected outcomes following total knee arthroplasty.
  • Describe future considerations in delivering care to patients following total knee arthroplasty.
Author Bio(s)

 

Diane M. Heislein, PT, DPT, OCS, is a licensed physical therapist with over 30 years of clinical practice primarily in the practice area of orthopedics. She received a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Lowell, a post-professional master of science degree in orthopedic and sports physical therapy and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Heislein received board certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedics (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1992, 2002, and 2010. She hold a full-time faculty appointment at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
as the director of the physical therapy programs, where she teaches the lower extremity musculoskeletal system course, which includes the examination and treatment of patients following knee arthroplasty. In addition, her clinical practice is focused on acute care management of orthopedics, including postsurgical patients, with a high volume of joint arthroplasty patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heislein has authored several textbook chapters and a clinical summary for the APTA on physical therapy management of patients following arthroplasty surgery.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Joseph Zeni, PT, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of Delaware. His clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, where he treated older adults before and after joint replacement. He completed his doctorate degree at the University of Delaware in the biomechanics and movement science in the department of mechanical engineering, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in the department of physical therapy at the University of Delaware. Dr. Zeni is co-director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory and is the director of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on improving the quality of life, movement patterns, and functional ability for patients before and after total joint replacement. Dr. Zeni also teaches several courses related to human anatomy, including clinical gross anatomy, functional anatomy and biomechanics, and advanced regional anatomy.

Rotator Cuff Injuries and Interventions: A Physical Therapy Perspective

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3510  

Release Date: June 14, 2017

Expiration Date: June 14, 2020

The purpose of this course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a current, comprehensive overview of rotator cuff injuries and the role of physical therapy examination, diagnosis and interventions, as well as review alternative and surgical approaches to the problem. This course will provide an in-depth review of relevant shoulder anatomy and biomechanics, examine potential causes for rotator cuff pathology, describe treatment techniques commonly used in individuals with rotator cuff pathology, and review indications and complications relating to rotator cuff surgery.  The focus of this intermediate level course is to explore the current best evidence to assist in reducing the deficits in knowledge related to the cause of rotator cuff pathology, provide updated evidence related to diagnostic accuracy and effective interventions while highlighting the areas still in need of future research.

 

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 #18S7408 (6/13/18 to 6/13/19)

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 #1808-115 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013510, for 3 general hours & 1 direct access hour. (Exp 12/31/18)

Disclosures
  • 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.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the functional anatomy of the shoulder girdle and the role of the rotator cuff in function.
  • Discuss the prevalence, risk factors, and etiology of rotator cuff pathology.
  • Summarize a comprehensive clinical examination that will assist in the diagnosis of rotator cuff disorders.
  • Identify evidenced informed physical therapy interventions for rotator cuff disorders.
  • Identify the role of surgical intervention and postoperative management in the presence of rotator cuff pathology.
Author Bio(s)

 

Lee N. Marinko, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in 1986 and completed her ScD in rehabilitation and movement science from Boston University in 2007. She completed a two-year fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy in 1998 and has been a certified fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since that time. She has been a board-certified orthopedic specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association since 1996. Currently, she is a clinical assistant professor in the physical therapy program of Sargent College, Boston University, where she teaches musculoskeletal systems, with primary content in the upper extremity. She also serves as the academic liaison to the Boston University Physical Therapy Center and maintains an active practice in outpatient orthopedics.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Jason Woollard, MPT, PhD, has his PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh. Jason’s doctoral research examined preoperative predictors of outcome for individuals undergoing rotator cuff surgery. In addition, he worked extensively on research examining the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. His master’s degree in physical therapy is from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Jason treats patients in outpatient, skilled nursing, and home health settings. He currently teaches orthopedics, research, and foundational courses in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. He has authored multiple research articles on the topics of the rotator cuff pathology, brain injury in older adults, and knee osteoarthritis.

Evidence-Based Management of Knee Osteoarthritis

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3527  

Release Date: January 10, 2018

Expiration Date: January 10, 2021

The purpose of this intermediate level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with up-to date, evidence-based information pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of knee OA. Although this course will be most applicable to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work with older individuals in outpatient settings, the increased incidence of OA makes the information in this course relevant to therapists in a variety of settings. Even therapists who specialize and treat patients in areas other than orthopaedic settings will likely encounter individuals whose OA affects their participation, mobility, or function.

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 #18S7394 (6/12/18 to 6/12/19)

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 #1808-97 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013504, for 3 general hours & 0 direct access hours.

Disclosures
  • 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.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the anatomical structures of the lower extremity affected by knee osteoarthritis.
  • Explain the disease process and epidemiology of knee osteoarthritis.
  • Describe components of a physical therapy evaluation for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
  • Discuss interventions commonly used by physical therapists to reduce symptoms and impairments associated with knee osteoarthritis.
  • Identify factors that may make someone a candidate for surgical and conservative treatments of knee osteoarthritis.
Author Bio(s)

Joseph Zeni Jr., PT, PhD, received his master’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and spent several years working at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he treated individuals across the age spectrum with a variety of complicated joint disorders. He attended the University of Delaware for his doctorate in the Biomechanics and Movement Science program, after which he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, where he investigated clinical outcomes before and after knee and hip arthroplasty. Currently, Dr. Zeni is an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Rutgers University, where he teaches the anatomy components of the doctorate of physical therapy curriculum. His research focuses on biomechanical and clinical outcomes in older adults with hip and knee osteoarthritis. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to osteoarthritis and has received grants from private foundations and the National Institutes of Health supporting his work in this area.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Diane M. Heislein, PT, DPT, OCS, is a licensed physical therapist with more than 30 years of clinical experience and has been a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist for the past 25 years. Her clinical practice over these years has consistently included management of patients with osteoarthritis, including total joint arthroplasty rehabilitation. In addition, she is a faculty member in the doctor of physical therapy program at Boston University. She is responsible for teaching the lower extremity orthopedic course in this program, which includes the evaluation and treatment of patients with osteoarthritis. Dr. Heislein has authored five textbook chapters, a home study course, and a clinical summary for PTNow.org on joint arthroplasty. She has been an invited speaker on physical therapy management of osteoarthritis at regional and national conferences.

Adhesive Capsulitis: Physical Therapy Examination, Diagnosis, and Intervention, 2nd Edition

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3536  

Release Date: January 30, 2018

Expiration Date: January 30, 2021

This intermediate level course developed for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, describes the most recent findings in functional anatomy of the shoulder, provides an overview of adhesive capsulitis, including its etiology and epidemiology, and offers an up-to-date, evidence-based foundation for the diagnosis and intervention of adhesive capsulitis.

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 #18S7391 (6/12/18 to 6/12/19)

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 #1808-92 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013499, for 1.5 general hours & 1.5 direct access hours. (Exp 12/31/18)

Disclosures
  • 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.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the normal functional anatomy of the shoulder girdle and deficits commonly associated with adhesive capsulitis.
  • Describe the epidemiology, etiology, and pathogenesis of adhesive capsulitis.
  • Differentiate adhesive capsulitis from other painful shoulder conditions using symptom presentation, classification of the disorder, and functional outcome tools in the diagnostic process.
  • Describe evidence-based physical therapy examination and diagnosis for adhesive capsulitis.
  • Identify physical therapy interventions supported by current best evidence to ensure optimal patient outcomes at various stages of the disorder.
  • Summarize current evidence-based medical management adjuncts or alternatives to physical therapy in the presence of adhesive capsulitis.
Author Bio(s)

Lee Marinko, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a clinical assistant professor at Boston University. She completed her ScD at Boston University’s Movement and Rehabilitation Science program. She is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopae­dic Manual Physical Therapy. Dr. Marinko’s primary teaching responsibilities are in musculoskeletal systems; she teaches a lab course covering examination and treatment of the upper extremity, process of examination, and clinical medicine. Dr. Marinko has co-authored two articles, published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, on the topics of exercise and manual therapy for painful shoulder conditions. Dr. Marinko has 27 years of clinical experience, mostly in orthopaedic manual therapy, and she currently treats patients part time at Boston University’s Physical Therapy Center at the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Brian J. Eckenrode, PT, DPT, OCS, received his master of science degree in physical therapy from Arcadia University and his DPT from Temple University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University, where he teaches courses on orthopaedic examination and intervention. Previously he worked at Penn Sports Medicine Center, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, where he advanced from Senior Level, I & II Advanced Clinician, to Sports Team Leader. He is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on shoulder biomechanics and injuries and has lectured on orthopaedic and sports injuries at the local and national level.

ACL Injury, Surgery, and Rehabilitation: A Science-Based and Evidence-Informed Approach, 2nd Edition

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3535  

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)

Disclosures
  • 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.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • 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.
Author Bio(s)

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.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Clayton F. Holmes, PT, EdD, MS, ATC, is a Professor at the University of North Texas Health/Science Center Department of Physical Therapy. Mr. Holmes has over 35 years’ experience working with athletes as a physical therapist and athletic trainer. He is the chair of two physical therapy programs and has contributed to multiple sports-related publications.

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