Safe Return to Sports and Prevention of Re-injury for Young Athletes

The growth of sports participation by young athletes has led to an overwhelming increase in sports- related injuries. Insurance companies are pushing for earlier discharge from rehabilitation, placing physical therapists (PTs) at a disadvantage when planning and implementing a safe return to sports in the advanced stages of recovery. Better rehabilitation strategies are needed to accommodate to the changing health care environment. In this session, the speakers will present a proposed innovative ACO model to accommodate the gap that currently exists between typical patient/client discharge to return to sports in an effort to prevent re-injury and promote a lifetime of sports participation.

Course Code:

LMS-684

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2018-19

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.2

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

18S1006

cert_OH hours

1.75

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

2

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

  • Complete the posttest with a score of 70% or higher, and
  • Complete the Learning Center surveys to earn your CEUs.
  • Course level

    Intermediate

    Date published

    10/23/2015

    Delivery method

    Online

    Instructor(s)

    Betty A. McNeff, PT, DPT, PCS; Alex Altamiranda, PT, DPT, SCS

    Learning objectives

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Analyze and synthesize the current data regarding youth sports and prevalence of ACL injuries.
    2. Discuss the implications of youth ACL injury on long-term sports participation and functional outcomes.
    3. Identify and review the anatomical structures, biomechanics, and functional norms of the knee joint.
    4. Identify and discuss the most common mechanisms of ACL injury in youth sports.
    5. Identify and discuss the medical management of ACL tears in young athletes.
    6. Discuss the role of the physical therapists as part of an inter-professional team member in the rehabilitation of ACL injuries in youth sports.
    7. Discuss and synthesize a patient/client management model for ACL reconstruction based on current research evidence with recent advances in rehabilitation.
    8. Discuss research evidence and issues which impact the quality of care and rehabilitation outcomes of the pediatric athlete following ACL reconstruction.
    9. Analyze and synthesize current research evidence on ACL return to sports criteria and injury prevention programs.
    10. Introduce, discuss, and analyze a proposed ACO model for the young athlete with ACL injury: from diagnosis to return to sports.
    11. Identify areas for future research as it pertains to the rehabilitation of sports injuries and the prevention of re-injury in the pediatric population.

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    #Lessons:
    1VC13_SafeReturnSports.mp4
    2Assessment_Safe Return to Sports
    Overview
    Type:E-Learning Course
    Credits:0.2
    Credit Categories
    Domains:McNeff, Altamiranda, Sports
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    Price:$125.00
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