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Enjoy this free preview of Mick and Stephanie talking about non-operative brace-free exercise rehabilitation for ACL injuries.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop awareness of common misconceptions about ACL injury treatment strategies.
  2. Understand the most up-to-date ACL injury management recommendations.
  3. Become aware of the latest evidence regarding ACL healing and non-operative management.
  4. Understand how to deliver effective rehabilitation with both the Cross-Bracing Protocol and brace-free management.
  5. Understand return to sport testing criteria in ACL rehabilitation.

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Cross-Bracing Protocol

Get up to date on the recent research and evidence on the Cross-Bracing Protocol used for non-operative ACL injury management.

ACL healing

Get a better understanding of the healing potential of ACL ruptures and how non-operative management outcomes compare to surgery.

Return to Sport Testing

Mick and Stephanie take you through all the key return to sport testing criteria and important considerations to aid decision making.

Dr Stephanie Filbay

PhD | B.Physio

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 are 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.

Mick Hughes

M.Sports Physio | B.Physio | B/Ex. Sci

Mick Hughes is an Australian trained Physiotherapist who has recently passed advanced training to become a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist. He consults at the North Queensland Physiotherapy Centre and has a strong clinical interest in ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation. He sees between 20-30 ACL patients per week; ranging from the acutely injured all the way to 10+ years post ACL reconstruction. On top of his clinical workload, he is also the co-founder of both the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide and – an online continuing education platform for health professionals.