Anterior cruciate ligament workshop


SKU: MH16170420 Category:

10 op voorraad


Specialist Mick Hughes


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

Keurmerk: 16 punten
KRF: 16 punten voor het algemene register en het sportregister

Taal scholing: Engels

19 - 20 september 2020

09.00 - 17.00 uur

About the course

The 2-days workshop will include both theory and practical components and will cover a range of topics, including:

– ACL injury overview: Mechanisms/Incidence etc – lecture

– Injury prevention programs – practical

– Nonoperative treatment options – lecture

– Benefits of pre-op physio lecture and practical session going through evidence-based pre-op protocol

– Surgical options

– Post-op rehab guidelines & post-op rehab exercise practical – commonly used exercises in the first 3 months

– Return to running assessment and practical

– Return to sport assessment and testing – what should this phase include and practical component (60mins)

– Final summary and Q&A


Day 1

  • Morning session:
    • What is the ACL and ACL injury epidemiology lecture/ACL injury prevention programs (2hrs) – can run as normal
    • ACL Injury Prevention program practical (45-60mins)
      • I usually get people into small groups at this stage and get people to think of a sport and come up with a 15mins warm-up program to do before training that is sport-specific and requires little to no equipment
      • Instead of doing that I can show just show examples of videos I have taken previously from my live workshops to get people thinking of some exercises to include into their prevention plans
      • Thoughts?
    • Morning Tea Break 30mins
    • Middle session:
      • Non-operative ACL management lecture (90mins) – can run as normal
      • Non-operative ACL rehab practical (60mins)
        • Once again I usually get people into groups of 2 and then do a gym based rehab circuit based on the Eitzen et al 2010 paper
        • I can come up with a home-based version of the program and get people to do it live?
      • Lunch 60min
      • Afternoon session
        • Getting the “knee quiet” for surgery and surgical considerations lecture (60mins) – runs as normal
        • My experiences with Social Media and Telehealth consultations lecture (60mins) – runs as normal


Day 2

  • Morning session:
    • Day 1 re-cap and questions and answers (30mins) – runs as per normal
    • Elite level athletes case study (60mins) – runs as per normal
  • Morning Tea Break 30mins
  • Middle Session
    • ACLR Rehab 0-3 months (1hr practical session)
    • ACLR rehab 3-6 months: Return to running/jumping/agility (1hr practical)
      • Once again I usually get people into groups here and do live exercise sessions
      • Happy to come up with an at-home acl rehab plan and get people to do it live; taking people through what I would take someone through from day 1 post-op all the way through to single leg hopping and plyometric exercises
    • Lunch 60mins
    • Afternoon session
      • ACLRrehab: returning to training and sport considerations and testing (mix of lecture and practical content 2hrs)
        • Once again I usually take people through some lecture content here, but I spend a lot of time going through hop testing procedures during this section – I could do this via a live demonstration and showing videos that I have previously recorded
      • Weekend review and Q&A (30mins)

Mick Hughes

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.