Free Webinar: The Use of Hydrotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Professional Athletes Post-ACL Reconstruction
Can you believe spring training will be here next month?
Join us on Thursday, January 14 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST to hear from one MLB rehabilitation coordinator about some key strategies he uses to get his injured players ready for the 2016 season. Ryan Bitzel, MPT, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, will be presenting the free webinar, “The Use of Hydrotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Professional Athletes Post-ACL Reconstruction.” In this webinar Ryan will discuss professional athletes’ post-ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, with a specific focus on professional baseball players. He will examine how the different properties of hydrotherapy can be applied within these athletes’ rehabilitation programs.
During this webinar Ryan will start with a basic overview of the whole knee and specifically how the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) stabilizes the knee. After ACL reconstruction surgery, there are typical muscular and neurological deficits that will occur. Ryan will address these deficits and demonstrate the different hydrotherapy exercises that can be used to overcome them. He will also discuss the difference in rehabilitation programs needed for pitchers compared to position players.
As a result of attending this webinar, attendees will learn:
- The role the ACL plays in maintaining stability of the knee
- How hydrotherapy can be used for post-ACL reconstruction rehabilitation
- Specific exercises and protocols for baseball players’ ACL recovery