A HomeCEUConnection.com online beginner/intermediate course is designed to instruct professionals through a self-based study centered on rehabilitation of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). According RehabEdge LLC’s website, the “Postsurgical Sports Rehab Knee and Shoulder: Module 2: Knee – ACL” course uses text from the hardback textbook by Robert C. Manske titled, Postsurgical Orthopedic Sports Rehabilitation Knee and Shoulder. This text places a key focus on postsurgical guidelines for successful rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder for sports patients. The content also addresses basic concepts related to soft-tissue healing, as well as core concepts in sports medicine rehabilitation, the site says.
Additionally, detailed descriptions of the latest postsurgical procedures for a variety of knee and shoulder pathologies are intended to equip clinicians with the knowledge needed to recommend the most effective treatment plans. The site notes that the 714-page book features 650 illustrations and has been broken down by chapters into six modules. The site recommends participants check their state’s approval status in the state-specific course catalog for their profession. Each module can be purchased separately or combined with one or all of the other modules as a bundle pack. Individual modules are available in an online format (PDF Download) available instantly, or by mail.
The course’s objectives include identifying the clinical pathway for postoperative management of ACL reconstruction and its four phases, recognizing exercises to be used as part of a core stabilization program including bridges, rose-wall slides, and sidelying bridges, and recognizing six factors that help determine return to activity following an ACL reconstruction. Participants will also gain the ability to recognize advantages and disadvantages of the use of a contralateral graft used for ACL reconstruction; list exercises and equipment that can be used to help achieve full extension in the knee; identify Phase I, II, and III rehabilitation protocol following an ACL reconstruction with a contralateral patellar tendon graft; and recognize the most commonly used autografts, including BPTB and hamstring grafts, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using autografts over allografts in ACL reconstructions.
[Source: RehabEdge LLC]