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ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program Part 2

presented by Anne Harmon Grout, PT, MSPT

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Financial: Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine (SPSM) receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. Anne Harmon Grout does not receive compensation for the development of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Anne Harmon Grout is a volunteer member for Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine (SPSM) Special Interest Group. She has no other competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 58 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 26 Minutes

The Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine (SPSM) ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program was designed by physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers as a dynamic warmup. The intent is to reduce ACL injuries in youth sports as well as to enhance sports performance. The inspiration for this program came from the epidemic levels of youth sports injuries, including ACL sprains, as well as the scant number of existing programs that target injury prevention or performance enhancement in young athletes.

Each exercise in the program has been selected based on the research that demonstrates benefit as far as enhancing dynamic mobility, strength, motor control, and agility. The program is intended to be carried out before each practice and game. It should take 16-18 minutes to complete. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the characteristics of the program, resources needed for implementation, recommended teaching tips, barriers to overcome, common movement faults, and optimal biomechanics for the performance of each exercise.

The applicable audience for this course includes physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and coaches who work with youth sports at high risk for ACL injuries. The setting for program instruction is the venue where the athletes train and compete.

Meet Your Instructor

Anne Harmon Grout, PT, MSPT

Anne Harmon Grout, PT, MSPT, is a physical therapist with Lake Washington Physical Therapy-Houghton clinic in Kirkland, Washington. She is an orthopedic, sports, and dance physical therapist. Her mission is to provide exceptional physical therapy care with a treatment emphasis in biomechanics, manual therapy, and functional exercise and to help her patients become better educated…

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1. ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program Introduction: Rationale, Considerations, and Mechanics

Chapter 1 discusses the necessary foundation for understanding the SPSM ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program. Rationale, program characteristics, program components, resources, teaching tips, logistics, barriers, and common movement faults are all addressed to help the learner become an effective instructor of the program.

2. ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program: Individual Exercise Instruction

Chapter 2 will discuss specific considerations and cues for each individual exercise. The program field card and correct exercise biomechanics will be addressed as needed to effectively instruct the program. Nineteen individual exercise videos will be presented to help the learner recognize proper performance of each component.

3. ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program: Full Routine Instruction

Chapter 3 will allow the learner to integrate everything learned in the course after viewing the full routine video. The ability to visualize spacing, timing, and synchronicity of the routine will allow the learner to understand how to instruct the program effectively. Review of best practices for successful implementation of the program will also be addressed.

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