Course Information

  • Purpose

    Helping clients return to sport after an ACL reconsruction (ACLR) can be a difficult task for clinicians, and involves considering both physical and psychological factors. Dr. Steph Allen helps make the process easier by laying out injury statistics, recurring themes in the scientific literature on the psychological elements of return to sport following ACLR, strategies for addressing these themes, and ideas for future ACL research.

  • About Steph

    Steph graduated from the Ithaca College DPT program in 2013, then decided to stay in the Ithaca and complete an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Cayuga Medical Center. At the end of 2014, she embarked on the adventure that is travel PT and worked in NY, CA, NM and CO. Hungry to learn more about strength and conditioning and sports physical therapy, she sought out an amazing opportunity in Boston and is now a senior physical therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness. Here, she is spearheading community outreach and education in youth sports, specifically in the area of ACL injury risk reduction. She is also the cofounder of The Level Up Initiative, which aims to create a culture shift and positive change in healthcare through mentorship of new graduates and students. Steph is passionate about establishing a higher standard in youth training and movement development so as to shift to a more proactive model vs. reactive. She is determined to see injury rates decline, and to see the profession of physical therapy evolve to where the standard of care is reflective of the best available evidence. . Steph loves: cooking, lifting and running, FaceTime with her niece and nephew, reading, black coffee, red wine and dark chocolate.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the ClinicalAthlete Continuing Education Coordinator
    • Before we begin...
    • Course Slides: Download if you wish!
  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Introduction, Objectives, Themes Affecting RTS Readiness
    • Implications for Clinical Interactions and References
    • Article: Psychological Responses to Injury in Competitive Sport: A Critical Review
    • Article: What is the Evidence to Support a Psychological Component to Rehabilitation Programs after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?
    • Question and Answer Session
    • Reference List
    • Post-Course Test
    • Participant Course Feedback

Affordable, High Quality Continuing Education Approved for CEU's

This activity has been approved for 2.0 CEU's for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants by the FSBPT through October 25, 2020. This activity has also been approved for 3.0 Category A CEU's for Athletic Trainers by the BOC (Approved Provider #P10117)

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Additional Information

  • Passing Grade

    A passing grade of 80% or higher is required on the post-course test to obtain your completion certificate.

  • Refund Policy

    All sales are final and we do not offer refunds of course payments

  • Estimated Completion Time

    This course is estimated to take approximately 3 hours to complete

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