ACL Injury Prevention Webinar

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Darin Padua, PhD, ATC
Dr. Padua received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Athletic Training from San Diego State University (1996) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998), respectively. He earned his PhD in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 2001. His primary research interests focus on understanding factors that influence knee stability, identification of risk factors associated with knee injury, identification of evidence based prevention strategies for knee injury, and validation of performance enhancement training techniques. Current research includes investigating predictive factors for ACL injury, biomechanical comparison of ACL injury prevention interventions, examination of modifiable neuromuscular factors that contribute to movement impairments, validation of clinical movement assessment techniques to predict muscle imbalances and injury risk, and validation of corrective exercises commonly used for injury prevention and performance enhancement.
Most ACL injuries do not involve a direct blow to the knee but rather are noncontact or indirect contact in nature, involving uncontrolled lower extremity biomechanics. Thus, ACL injury prevention may be achieved by implementing training programs that improve an individual’s neuromuscular control and lower extremity biomechanics. However, no researchers have identified a single optimal preventive training program.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to identify populations that are at great risk for noncontact or indirect contact ACL injury.
Participants will be able to select a combination of exercise strategies & techniques that are more likely to decrease risk of ACL injury.
Participants will be able to recommend exercise frequencies and durations that are more likely to reduce the risk of ACL injury.
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