presented by Eric Robertson
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Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and…Read full bio
1. Usual vs Conservative Care for the ACL Deficient Knee
ACL injuries, though commonly managed through surgical repair, can be treated conservatively as well. This chapter compares and contrasts usual care of ACL injury versus a conservative management approach. Finally, this chapter provides some epidemiological background on ACL management.
2. Discussion with PT About ACL Care
This chapter discusses the management of an ACL knee from a conservative standpoint with a physical therapist.
3. Identification of ACL Injury
Prior to any management decisions, careful attention should be paid to a thorough examination and diagnosis of ACL injuries. This chapter reviews signs and symptoms of ACL injuries and reviews ACL special tests.
4. Identification of Copers and Non-Copers
This chapter reviews the definitions and evidence behind the concept of copers and non-copers. Differentiation between each subgroup is explored in detail and a conservative management rehabilitation program is presented.
5. Discussion about Timing and Copers
This chapter applies the previous lecture to a discussion between Dr. Robertson and a local physical therapist. They examine the concepts and differences between copers and non-copers with ACL industries.