Returning to sport after ACL injury: functional testing, biomechanics and surgical considerations
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In this lecture we will discuss returning to sport following an ACL injury from the perspective of an orthopaedic surgeon and a physiotherapist. Dr Ross Radic is a prominent orthopaedic surgeon in Western Australia with a special interest in ACL and meniscal injuries. Ross will be discussing surgical consideration with regards to graft selection, healing timeframes and associated injuries.
Nic Blackah is a physiotherapist with a background in sports biomechanics and motion analysis. Nic will discuss the current evidence around functional testing and return to sport assessment. This will include practical considerations regarding the limb symmetry index, strength assessments and the use of various hopping and jumping assessments. Nic will also be discussing the use of force plates, dynamometry and motion analysis in the assessment of lower limb function. Ross and Nic are currently involved in several research projects looking at return to sport markers following ACL injury through Curtin University.
This lecture is held at APA WA office.