Optimising ACL Injury Outcomes


Sunday February 4, Melbourne (656 Bridge Road Richmond)

Investment: $350 + GST ($385)

Early Bird (by Sunday January 7th): $300 + GST ($330)

** Places limited on this practical in-person course **

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Course Outline

This one-day ACL workshop provides a comprehensive overview of ACL injury epidemiology and treatment options, including non-operative rehab, pre-op rehab, and post-op rehabilitation phases. The workshop is designed for healthcare professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in managing ACL injuries.

The workshop will consist of 8 hours of content, with a balanced mix of theory and practical sessions. Participants will learn about the latest research and evidence-based practices related to ACL injuries and gain hands-on experience through practical demonstrations and case studies.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

  • epidemiology of ACL injuries
  • risk factors and mechanisms of injury
  • strategies for ACL injury prevention
  • different treatment options for ACL injuries, including non-operative rehab
  • pre-op rehab and post-op rehabilitation phases including exercise progressions, and return-to-play criteria

Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions, ask questions, and share their own experiences and challenges in managing ACL injuries. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a solid understanding of the latest concepts and best practices in ACL injury management and be equipped with practical skills that they can apply in their clinical practice.

Join us for this one-day ACL workshop and enhance your knowledge and skills in managing ACL injuries effectively!

About Mick Hughes

Mick Hughes is the co-founder of Learn.Physio and an APA titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist.

After spending 6 years in Melbourne and consulting at the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, he relocated to Townsville QLD in 2022 with his wife and young family and now consults at the North Queensland Physiotherapy Centre. He has a strong clinical interest in ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation, seeing approximately 15-20 ACL injured patients a week.

With his passion of improving outcomes in ACL injured patients, he helped develop the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide with Learn.Physio co-founder, and APA titled Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, Randall Cooper. In the last few years he has also been involved in 3 ACL research projects and has lectured and mentored under-graduate students at JCU and post-grad students at UQ and La Trobe Universities.

Outside of his clinical role and sharing online education, Mick likes the simple things in life and enjoys cooking, drinking good coffee, hiking and spending his time with his wife and young family, and his dog Luna.

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Course timetable

8.45-9.00 Registration and Welcome
9.00-9.45 Lecture: Anatomy and Physiology, Epidemiology, Clinical Assessment
9.45-11.00 Lecture: Non-Operative ACL management
11.00-11.15 Break
11.15-12.15 Lecture: Overview first 3 months post injury
12.15-12.45 Practical: post op exercise
12.45-1.15 Practical: Early bilateral exercise
1.15-2.00 Lunch
2.00-2.30 Practical: Early unilateral exercise
2.30-3.15 Lecture: Overview 3-6months post injury
3.15-4.00 Practical: Return to running assessment
4.00-5.00 Practical: Return to restricted training/unrestricted training assessment

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