The Use of Hydrotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Professional Athletes Post-ACL Reconstruction- EDT
Presented By: Ryan Bitzel, MPT, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres
In this webinar, we will discuss the properties of hydrotherapy and how they can be utilized for rehabilitation purposes, with the specific focus on the return to sport progression of professional athletes post-ACL reconstruction. We will review the basic anatomy of the knee, specifically the anterior cruciate ligament and its function in the stability of the knee. We will demonstrate specific hydrotherapy protocols and exercises used to address typical muscular and neurological deficits that occur after ACL reconstructive surgery. The primary population discussed will be professional baseball players, with programs specific to both pitchers and position players covered.
AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR, ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
- The role of the anterior cruciate ligament in the function of the knee
- How the properties of water can be used for post-ACL reconstruction rehabilitation
- Specific hydrotherapy protocols for ACL recovery, focused on baseball players