ACL PREVENTION AND TREATMENT: 

From Poor Neuromusculare Control to Optimal Return to sport

Featuring Timothy E. Hewitt, PHD, FACSM

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Uniondale, NY

About the Course..

Female athletes who participate in jumping and pivoting sports are four to six times more likely to sustain a knee ligament injury, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, than male athletes participating in the same sports. Geometric growth in female athletic participation, coupled with the four to six-fold higher injury rate, has led to a widening gender gap in the number of serious knee ligament injuries. The majority of ACL injuries occur by non-contact mechanisms, often during landing from a jump or making a lateral pivot while running. Anatomic, hormonal and neuromuscular gender differences are possible contributing factors to the increased incidence of knee injury in female athletes. This course reviews the three theories associated with the gender differences in knee injury rate and details the development of strategies for assessment of risk and the prevention of these injuries. Dr. Hewett will show the latest data regarding the assessment for individuals at high risk for ACL injury and demonstrate neuromuscular training principles to prevent injuries in this high risk population.

Who Attended? Physical Therapists, Physical Therapists Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

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About the Instructor
Timothy E. Hewett PhD, FACSM

Timothy E. Hewett PhD, FACSM, is the recently appointed Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Director of Biomechanics and Director of Sports Medicine Research. He was previously at Ohio State University where he was the director of research for OSU’s Sports Health & Performance Institute as well as a tenured professor in the Departments of Physiology and Cell Biology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Family Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and the School of Health Science. He has a doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics and post-doctoral fellowships in Molecular Biology and Biomechanics. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications with over 20,000 citations in the medical literature, an h-index of 75 and has authored a book and many book chapters. He is permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section and is on the Editorial board for several medical journals. He is an inter-national expert in the field of injury prevention, especially of ACL injuries. Dr. Hewett has received several prestigious awards, including the NCAA, Excellence in Research and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Rose Excellence in Research Award from APTA, and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association and received the Clint Thompson Award for best paper from the National Athletic Trainers Association. His work has been cited on multiple occasions in well over 1000 lay press journals, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News and CBS.

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