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Enda King – ACL Rehabilitation & Return to Play Decision Making

The course will discuss the challenges relating to the rehabilitation of athletes after ACL reconstruction and the use of biomechanics to improve the rehabilitation process and provide accurate data to assist in RTP decision making.

2022-12-01 09:00:00


Uperform Brussels Sports Performance

33 Avenue des cerisiers, 1030 Schaerbee



Détails de la formation

The course will cover:


  • What are the challenges in rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction

  • Pathomechanics of ACL injury

  • Graft Healing & RTP decision making after ACL reconstruction

  • Components of rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction

  • Strength and Power development

  • Linear Running and Change of directional mechanics after ACL reconstruction

  • How to navigate the route from RTP to return to performance


The learning objectives:


  •  Understand the key milestones for graft healing after ACL reconstruction

  • Understand all the components that make a successful return after ACL reconstruction and identify the factors that influence them

  • Understand the mechanism of injury of ACL and how biomechanics and rehabilitation can influence re-injury risk

  • Identify all the factors that need to be assessed and addressed throughout ACL rehabilitation and how they interact with and influence each other.

  • Understand the influence of exercise selection and coaching on outcomes during ACL rehabilitation

  • Identify deficits in linear running and change of direction mechanics after ACL reconstruction that will negatively affect outcomes and be able to select and coach drills to modify those deficits

  • Understand all the factors that influence a return to performance after ACL reconstruction be able to guide your athlete along that journey


About Enda King:


Enda King PhD MSc combines his roles as a sports physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and educator through his work with individual athletes and elite teams across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently, he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland and traveling internationally to work with athletes and professional clubs. He currently lives in Ireland with his wife Michelle and their 3 children Eleanor, Ethan and Iarlaith.


Through his base at the renowned Sports Surgery Clinic Dublin, Enda combines his clinical and research work through the use of 3D biomechanics and high-level residential rehabilitation to optimise performance and efficient recovery after injury. He has worked with athletes and consulted for teams across a wide variety of disciplines including rugby, football, AFL, NBA, NFL, UFC, boxing, jockeys and GAA. His greatest areas of expertise lies within hip and groin related injury, as well as knee / ACL rehabilitation, and he is committed to performing innovative research to develop robust methods for injury prevention and rehabilitation in elite sport. Enda has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and regularly travels to speak at international conferences on groin injuries, ACL Return To Play and Return To Performance After Injury. Enda also authored the hip and groin chapter in “Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation”.



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