With ACL rupture and surgical repair becoming more and more common in contact & non-contact sports, and knee injuries still causing significant loss of time in sports and other activities in New Zealand, knee rehabilitation and return to sport exercise programmes are becoming more and more important. In this session Aaron will review the most common knee injuries in sport, the normal acute management of these conditions and the ever increasing importance of exercise and strengthening in non-operative, pre & post-operative rehabilitation. Don’t know what you can do with a client who has already been through knee injury/surgery? Come along for some practical guidelines and examples for ongoing exercise in the post-operative/post-injury population.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: - The anatomy of the knee – the (k)need to knows. - Types of injury in the knee, and how they happen. - Conservative rehabilitation – what, when and why. - Surgical intervention – what, when and why. - Prognosis for knee injury. - How to reduce knee injury risk. - Initial rehabilitation. - Exercise based rehab. - What to do with the long term client.