ACL Injury & Rehabilitation Masterclass




Specialisten Mick Hughes and Randall Cooper


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

Algemeen fysiotherapeut register
Sporttherapeut register

Keurmerk: 7 punten
KRF: 7 punten
ProQKine: 4 NE

Taal scholing: Engels

Beschikbaar vanaf 30 maart 2020

About the course

2.5 Hour Masterclass – Australian Sports Physiotherapists Mick Hughes and Randall Cooper share with you the current ACL Reconstruction rehabilitation evidence, utilising their own clinical experience to help you with your ACLR patients or own recovery. At the end of this 2.5 hour clinically-relevant ACL Masterclass, you will: 1) Understand of the role of pre-op physiotherapy to improve post-op outcomes 2) Understand the different types of ACLR surgeries, the different types of graft choices, and concomitant knee injuries and the implications that they may have on rehabilitation 3) Understand ACLR rehab goals throughout the entire rehabilitation; including outcome measures and exercise selection at different stages of rehabilitation 4) Understand the ACLR return to sport assessment and discharge criteria 5) Understand how to reduce the risk of ACL re-injury (both ACL graft and contra-lateral ACL) 6) You can criticize 3 articles and use the knowledge in training programs 7) After watching the masterclass you’ll be asked to set up a training program for ACL-rehab concerning the three stages of rehabilitation. By applying the knowledge you gained during the masterclass you can use your own creativity by setting up a program. After doing this you’ll receive your certificate and points. Once you purchase the class, you can watch it as many times as you like, wherever and whenever you like (with an Internet connection). Improve your knowledge with Mick and Randall today!

Mick Hughes & Randall Cooper

My name is Mick Hughes and I am a Physiotherapist many years experience working in private practice sports physiotherapy clinics.

During this time I have worked with elite junior sporting teams such as the NQ Cowboys U20s rugby league team and the Newcastle Jets National Youth League and Emerging Jets Academy soccer teams.

In addition to my physiotherapy degree, I have also completed a degree in exercise science and am halfway through completing a post-graduate masters in sports physiotherapy. As a result I have a unique skill-set that allows me to accurately diagnose a patient with an acute injury and rehabilitate them all the way back to high performance.

Clinically, I am happy to treat all patients, of all ages, with all musculo-skeletal complaints. I do however have a special interest in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of sports injuries, in particular injuries sustained in the adolescent age group to the lumbar spine and the lower limb. For example:

– Acute knee injuries (eg. ACL, MCL, meniscus, patella dislocations)
– Overuse knee injuries (eg. PFJ pain),
– Stress-related injuries (eg. Stress fractures to lumbar spine and shin)
– Apophysitis injuries (eg. Sever’s and Osgood Schlatters)

In addition to this I have a very good understanding of injury prevention strategies, biomechanical analysis, load management education, and resistance training programming in this age group. Finally I also have a very good understanding of lower limb tendinopathy treatment and management of lower limb osteoarthritis in the adult populations.

Overall, I think my approach to physiotherapy is quite unique in that I combine my clinical assessment and diagnostic skills as a physiotherapist, and combine it with my skill-set in tailoring exercise programs to the patient’s injury for optimal short term and long term improvements in pain and function. As a result, I spend as little time possible using passive forms of treatment, and instead try to promote active treatment strategies to my patients for what I personally believe results in superior and sustained long term improvements in pain and function.


Randall Cooper is leading sports physiotherapist whose main area of interest in knee injury and rehabilitation. He has consulted from the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre since 1999, and has considerable experience in elite sport having worked with a variety of Australia’s most notable sporting organisations including the Hawthorn Football Club, Australian Winter Olympic Team, and the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Although Randall Cooper has worked with elite athletes in a variety of sports, he is just as committed to helping people of all athletic abilities return to what they love to do.

Randall Cooper takes an active role in educating others, having presented and lectured at a large number of national and international conferences and meetings. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University‘s Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and has co-authored book chapters in the past 4 editions of Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine.

Randall Cooper sits on the examination panel for the Australian College of Physiotherapists Sports Specialisation Program. Specialisation as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists is a title conferred to physiotherapists who have attained the highest level of expertise in their particular field of physiotherapy in Australia.