Designing Resistance Training Programs for Muscle Strength and Power, 11/22/23

About the Course:
Many controversial topics exist throughout the ACL reconstruction rehabilitation process of athletes. It is imperative for athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals to have a thorough review of the literature addressing these specific topics to allow for the opportunity to improve return to play outcomes in competitive athletes. Through lecture-based techniques, the instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation. The participants will compare the guidelines presented within the lecture to their own current clinical practice and assess the need for change within their specific patient population.

Course Objectives:
1. Recognize the importance and need of surgical reconstruction of ACL ligament in young active population.
2. Identify similarities and differences in outcomes between autograft sources 
3. Identify the different choice between autograft and allograft type.
4. Identify the need or lack of need for use of functional bracing after ACL reconstruction
5. List the benefits of implementing a neuromuscular rehabilitation plan.
6. Identify appropriate rehabilitation exercises during different stages of post-operative care.
7. Recognize the difference between functional tests, including hop test and tuck jump assessment.

About the Author:
J.D. Boudreaux received a Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese State University in 2003 as well as a Masters of Physical Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport in 2005. In August of 2003, he became nationally certified as an athletic trainer and obtained his Sports Certified Specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2011. He recently completed his EdD degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe in Curriculum and Instruction in the Fall of 2018. He has over ten years of experience as a dual credentialed sports medicine professional. He has spent seven years managing acute athletic injuries and directing the post-surgical rehabilitation of high-level athletes at the collegiate level. Furthermore, he has served as a visiting lecturer and clinical preceptor for an ATEP program. Currently, he is employed by a private outpatient sports medicine clinic delivering care in conjunction with other medical professionals to a variety of individuals, including high school and collegiate athletes.