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2021 Physician Lecture Series: Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction and Early Rehabilitation
2021 Physician Lecture Series: Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction and Early Rehabilitation

Tue, Aug 17


Professional PT - Bronx and Virtual

2021 Physician Lecture Series: Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction and Early Rehabilitation

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Aug 17, 2021, 8:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Professional PT - Bronx and Virtual, 1250 Waters Pl, Bronx, NY 10461, USA


We are excited to announce that Dr. Ferdinand Chan, MD, along with Tim Tyler, MS, PT, ATC,  Physical Therapist and Clinical Director of Professional PT - Scarsdale II, will be lecturing to the staff of Professional Physical Therapy.

This course reviews practical information and tips for clinicians who treat anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients.  The presentations highlight decision-making skills and solutions to common challenging problems.  Understanding the mechanisms of injury and prevention of an ACL injury in the athlete is a challenge.  Once injured it requires a team that can decipher the mechanism of injury, develop pre-rehabilitation, select a specific type of surgical procedure related to the particular athlete, and create a post-operative program that is reflective of gender and level of participation.  


  1. Educate how ACL injury and re-injury in the athlete is significantly high and increases with level of participation and types of sport participation.
  2. Discuss ACL injury biomechanics and how there are specific mechanisms of injury in this age groups that are biomechanically and neuromusculary different.
  3. Describe surgical options that are very specific and vary with respect to gender, age, type of sport participation, and long-term goal.
  4. Discuss and address concomitant pathology to reduce failure rate (i.e., multiligamentous instability, malalignment, and meniscal insufficiency).


Dr. Ferdinand J. Chan, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. His expertise includes nonoperative and operative (open and arthroscopic) treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle disorders. He specializes in joint cartilage restoration/preservation of the hip, knee, and ankle and surgery of the meniscus, rotator cuff, and labrum as well as ligament and tendon repair/reconstruction of the knee, shoulder, and ankle.

Dr. Chan graduated cum laude from Cornell University, where he majored in biological sciences. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then performed his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Montefiore Medical Center, where he published several articles in journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Current Orthopaedic Practice.

Dr. Chan is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine. He completed his sports medicine fellowship training at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he assisted in the care of several professional and collegiate sports teams, including the New York Jets and New York Islanders, gaining experience in treating athletes at all levels of competition. During his fellowship, Dr. Chan’s research was presented at several orthopedic meetings, and he coauthored a chapter in the textbook Complications of Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery.

He has given numerous lectures at both local and regional meetings and is a reviewer for the journal The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Tim Tyler MS, PT, ATC 

Clinical Director, Professional PT - Scarsdale II

 Timothy F Tyler MS, PT, ATC has been working in sports medicine for the last 25 years. In 1989 he graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and started working as an athletic trainer. After receiving a Masters in physical therapy from Long Island University he started as a staff physical therapist at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to Clinical Research Associate where he remains on staff as a consultant. In 2001 he started a private practice in Scarsdale, NY named PRO Sports Physical Therapy of Westchester. In addition, he works as the head athletic trainer at Scarsdale High School. He is a member of the APTA, AOSSM, NATA, ICCUS, and ASSET, and serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and The North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He has published over 50 articles in peer review sports medicine journals along with writing 30 book chapters. In 2010 he was the first to be president of the Sports Physical Therapy Section and the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists in the same year.


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Athletic Trainers: Professional Seminars Ltd. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

New York Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: Professional Seminars is recognized as an approved provider of Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy. 

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