ACL Rehabilitation: Motion Analysis, Isokinetics, EMG… Now What Do I Do For My Patient On Monday?

ACL Rehabilitation: Motion Analysis, Isokinetics, EMG… Now What Do I Do For My Patient On Monday?
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Nearly 20% of all knee injuries involve the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and approximately 1 in 3 have a subsequent injury within the first year following return to sport/activity. A criterion based rehabilitation progression may better address both short and long-term consequences of ACL injury. Since many outpatient physical therapy clinics do not have research laboratory technology the expert panel will discuss key elements of research findings in context to strategies that can be applied in a typical clinical setting. Clinical assessment can be used to guide rehabilitation progress and inform return to sport decisions.

Designed For

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Students, Other interested health care professionals


This session will focus on assessment and treatment of persistent muscle dysfunction following ACL injury and reconstruction. The session will include both laboratory and lecture sessions and will conclude with audience questions and discussion with panel members.


  • Apply current research to ACL rehabilitation clinical cases.
  • Observe a clinical decision-making model to inform treatment selection based on relevant neurophysiological assessment methods used for individuals following ACL reconstruction
  • Select appropriate interventions to address neurophysiological impairments following ACL reconstruction.

Terry Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC

Terry L. Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. Dr. Grindstaff’s research investigates the neuromuscular consequences of lower extremity joint injury and rehabilitative management to address dysfunction. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and several foundations.

Dr. Grindstaff has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at national and international meetings.  Dr. Grindstaff is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and was the recipient of the 2014 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC/L, CSCS

Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC/L, CSCS is an owner and Director of Clinical Operations for Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, a private practice outpatient physical therapy facility with two locations in the Kansas City metro area.  Dr. Lorenz has a B.S in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Athletic Training from Grand Valley State University in 1999 and a M.S in Physical Therapy from GVSU in 2001.  In 2009, Dr. Lorenz earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine.  From 2004-2005, Dan completed the Duke University Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship.  Following the stint at Duke, he was an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2005-2007.  Currently, he is the Chair of the Sports Performance Enhancement Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Sports Section of the APTA.


9 a.m.
Assessment of Neuromuscular Effects of ACL Injury: From the Research Lab to the Clinic

Terry L. Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Post-Operative Testing

11:15 a.m.
Discussion and Questions

11:30 a.m.
Research Lab Tour and Demo (Boyne 139)

12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1 p.m.
My Patient’s Quads Don’t Work: What Do I Do Now?

Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC/L, CSCS

2:30 p.m.
Discussion and Questions

3 p.m.
Lab (Boyne 116)

4 p.m.

Education Credit

Physical Therapy
The ACL Rehabilitation: Motion Analysis, Isokinetics, EMG…Now What Do I Do For My Patient on Monday? has been approved for 0.6 Continuing Education Units (corresponding to 6.0 contact hours) by the Continuing Education Committee of the Nebraska Chapter American Physical Therapy Association.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: $99
Students: $25

Boyne Building
2802 Webster Street
Omaha, NE 68131
United States