ACL Rehabilitation Planning

Online Course: ACL Rehabilitation – Planning

ACL Rehabilitation - A Road Map to Recovery

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Luke O'Brien

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Luke O'Brien

Luke O'Brien is a Physical Therapist specialising in the knee

1-1.5 hours

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Following the initial phase of post-operative ACL rehabilitation, designing a rehabilitation plan may be a challenge for many clinicians. A good understanding of existing deficits, functional and sport-specific needs, and setting realistic time frames are the keys to build up a road map for your patient. The phases of ACL rehabilitation are discussed in this course with important clinical goals and considerations for a safe return to sport. You will be introduced to the nine phases of rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction, how to set realistic time frames, when to move your patient to the following phase and how to select appropriate exercise parameters for each phase.


This course introduces the nine phases of post-op ACL rehabilitation with practical and clinical applications for each phase.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video presentation by Luke O'Brien
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Featured review

Earlier in my practice, I had been convinced that there is no systematic approach to ACL rehab, believing that every patient is unique but this course has provided a checklist for evaluating my patients progress in a systematic manner as well as make timely evaluations and interventions for my patients during their rehab. Thank you so much Physiopedia team!
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