Management of the ACL-injured athlete -  Practical rehabilitation strategies for successful return to play With Sylvia Czuppon PT, DPT, OCS & Carol Mack DPT, SCS, CSCS




Dates: Sept 29/30th, 2018

LOCATION : las Vegas, NV

Instructors: Sylvia Czuppon DPT, OCS & Carol Mack DPT, SCS, CSCS. 

What's Included? cOURSE, ONE NIGHT HOTEL,  Handouts, Catered food (Breakfast/LUNCH/SNACKS), & Jetset's famous Networking Mixer. 

Cost : tbd

CEUs : CA CEUs Pending

PC : Braden Collum

PC : Braden Collum


- Recognize movement impairments associated with non-contact ACL injury.
Identify common elements of successful ACL injury prevention programs. 
- Understand the role of motor learning in rehabilitation or prevention of ACL injury, and discuss implementation of various strategies in ACL injury rehabilitation and prevention programs
- Identify appropriate interventions for the rehabilitation of patients immediately after ACL injury or reconstruction and appropriate progressions from the acute phase
- Outline evidence-based return to sport criteria for soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, and skiing.
- Understand psychosocial factors that may impact an athlete’s outcome after ACL injury or reconstructive surgery. 
- Understand unique needs in ACL injury rehabilitation and injury prevention for the pediatric population.
- Utilize phone and tablet-based applications for motion analysis of athletes.

Course Schedule :

DAY 1:

7:45 AM - 8:15 PM Continental Breakfast / Registration 

8:15 - 8:45: Introduction Epidemiology of ACL injuries & Risk Factors

8:45-9:45: Treatment options
                  Indications and outcomes of surgical  vs. conservative management
                  Graft considerations:  patellar tendon, hamstring, allograft
                  Considerations for concomitant injury:  meniscus, cartilage, other ligament injury

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-10:15  Pediatric considerations

PC : Clem Onojeghuo

PC : Clem Onojeghuo

10:15-12:00: LAB - Risk factors- Movement Exam, Tests & Structural Considerations.                                                                                                                                    
12-1pm: Lunch

1-3pm:  Rehabilitation progressions
1-2pm:  Acute phase
2:00-2:30pm:  Subacute phase
2:30-2:45:  Break

2:45-3:00: Sport-specific training

3:00-4:00pm:  Other rehabilitation considerations - Open vs closed chain strengthening, Asymmetric loading, Psychosocial factors & Post-operative bracing

IX. 4:00-4:15: Q&A / Day 1 Wrap-up

PC : Jannes Glas

PC : Jannes Glas

DAY 2:
8:00-8:45:  Return to sport  I - Evidence-based criteria for return to sport
Return to running, sprinting & cutting

8:45-9:45:  LAB- Gait & motion analysis and functional testing

9:45-10:00 BREAK

10:30-11:00:  Practical progression from clinic to the field: What to do when you can’t go to practice with the athlete.


12:15-1:15 pm:  Lunch

1:15-2:30pm:  ACL Injury Prevention Programs - Characteristics of successful programs, female athletes, Evidence based programs - FIFA, PEP, Sportsmetrics
2:30-3:15:  Motor learning in ACL Rehab Programs 

3:15-3:30: BREAK

3:30-4:15:  LAB- Motor learning in ACL rehab Programs

4:15-4:30 Q&A / Course wrap - up




Sylvia Czuppon PT, DPT, OCS - Sylvia Czuppon, PT, DPT, OCS, is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. She is a board certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She divides time between outpatient clinical practice treating musculoskeletal pain patients and teaching orthopaedic content in the professional DPT curriculum at Washington University. Dr Czuppon is also a researcher having been published in JOSPT and the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Czuppon received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy and her clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University.

Carol Mack PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS -  Carol Ferkovic Mack, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is the owner of CLE Sports PT & Performance in Cleveland, Ohio. Carol graduated from Duquesne University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2006 after playing four years of varsity soccer.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy specializing in end-stage rehabilitation of soccer athletes, female athletes, and runners. Carol is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Carol is currently Chair of the Female Athlete Special Interest Group through the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and Content Editor of the Sports Section website. She is a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Volunteer Medical Staff. Carol was previously a Physical Therapist at Cleveland Clinic’s Sports Health Center, where she was chair of Cleveland Clinic’s “Match Fit” soccer performance enhancement and injury risk reduction program and co-director of Cleveland Clinic’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency.