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Evidence Based Management & Healing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Evidence Based Management & Healing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Evidence Based Management & Healing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

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This course was recorded in May 2023


Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury can have devastating long-term impacts on young, active individuals. In most countries, the management of ACL injury does not reflect evidence-based recommendations.

Misconceptions about surgical and non-surgical management options persist and misinformation prevents patients from making informed treatment decisions.

Evidence suggests a ruptured ACL can heal without surgery and this may be associated with better patient-reported outcomes.

Join the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) for this online course 'Evidence-Based Management and Healing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture.'


Learning Objectives

In this course, we will:

  1. Provide an overview of current evidence and debunk common misconceptions about ACL injury management options.
  2. Present the latest evidence on ACL rupture healing, and the association between ACL healing and patient outcomes.
  3. Provide a comparison of ACL injury outcomes following management with ACL reconstruction compared to non-surgical rehabilitation.
  4. Provide clinicians with the knowledge to inform patients about ACL injury management options to improve management decisions.



This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, chiropractors, athletic therapists, and kinesiologists.


Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Filbay

Dr. Stephanie Filbay, Physiotherapist and Embodia Instructor

Dr. Filbay is a physiotherapist, NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow, Dame Kate Campbell Fellow, and Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Filbay leads a team aiming to improve outcomes for people with ACL injury across the lifespan. Her team is developing and evaluating non-surgical strategies to facilitate healing of ACL rupture, creating a patient decision aid and training resources to educate clinicians and inform patients about evidence-based ACL injury management options, and developing a novel intervention to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people who develop osteoarthritis after ACL injury. She has presented her research over 80 times to a variety of stakeholders, chairs and serves on national and international committees, has supervised 30 individuals at various career stages, and received numerous awards, scholarships, and grants for her research.

She was recently awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant to fund five years of research aimed at improving outcomes for people with ACL injury and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis.

Follow her research updates on Twitter: @stephfilbay


The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Orthopaedic Division

The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.

With a reputation built on excellent instructors and a rigorous examination process, the Division offers tailored online e-learning, webinars, workshops, courses and practice resources for members at a reasonable cost and time commitment. Members learn from other practicing physiotherapists and stay current with a regularly updated curriculum and program delivery based on providing quality and modern treatment.

Course Material included in this course
  • Evidence Based Management and Healing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • Common Misconceptions About ACL Injury
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Long Term Outcomes
  • Ruptured ACL
  • Objectives
  • Cross Bracing Protocol
  • Current Management of ACL Injury
  • Qualitative Interviews
  • ACL Injury Management
  • Resources
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Feedback

As part of our partnership with the CPA, we offer its members discounts on courses and Embodia Memberships. Learn more about the partnership on this page.

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