medical students in saudi arabia
medical students in saudi arabia

ACL Rehabilitation, From Injury To Return to Sports

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155 SREstimated Price

SCHSSaudi Commission for Health Specialties

5 continuing medical education hours


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This course is designed to bridge the gap between rehab and performance and take you through the entire process of ACL rehab, from the day of the injury to return to sport. Learn how to prevent ACL injury; about non-surgical management of ACL injury; what exercises to use in the first couple of months; exercise progressions for strength, power and plyometrics; when and how to return to running; how to progress change of direction/agility work; how to conduct return to play testing; and more! Become a master of ACL rehabilitation. Minimize the risk of re-injury and ensure your athletes are ready to perform when they return to sport.


• Identify potential risk factors for ACL injury, and explain how to effectively address these risk factors in order to minimize the risk of injury.

complete rehabilitation journey and prevention of re-injury

• Compare current well-known ACL injury prevention programs and identify its key components.

• Identify the different treatment options available after an athlete ruptures their ACL.

• Identify the goals of pre-operative ACL management, and explain why reaching these goals can improve recovery post-surgery.

• Identify the goals of early stage ACL rehabilitation, and coach/teach common exercises used to help achieve these goals.

• Identify common myths about exercise prescription during early stage ACL rehabilitation.

• Explain how to rehabilitate an athlete through each stage of their recovery (early, mid, late) post ACL rupture, back to return to play.

• Describe how exercise rehabilitation should be periodised during recovery from a long-term injury to ensure a return to full performance.

• Conduct an evidence-based assessment to determine readiness to return to play following ACL injury.

• Identify potential reasons to refer an athlete back to their surgeon during ACL rehabilitation. Skills acquired at the end of the course:

Main Theme

  • ACL anatomy, physiology, biomechanics
  • Risk factors for ACL tears
  • Mechanism of injury
  • Acute injury assessment of ACL injuries
  • Acute management of ACL injuries
  • Conservative VS Surgical management
  • Post operative rehabilitation Return to sports
  • Preventing re-injury


• Practice treatment at various stages of injury

• Assessment - Return to running and return to exercise

• Clinical reasoning in exercise selection 

• Evidence-based critical thinking 

• Strength and conditioning principles

Target Audience

  • Resident/Fellow
  • Physiotherapy
  • Student/Intern
  • General Practitioners
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology


  • Ahmad Al-Qarni