presented by Robert Donatelli
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT
From March of 2004 to August of 2004 Dr. Donatelli worked as a physical therapist on the PGA tour helping treat injuries sustained by the golf professionals. In addition, he has served as a Physical Therapy Consultant to the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Teams. Donatelli has lectured throughout the United States,…Read full bio
Explain the importance of knowing when greater anterior shearing forces are occurring. Connect the movements that can produce increased and decreased shearing forces to the ACL. Define three tests that emphasize the vestibular, vision, and somatosensory systems which provide balance. Explain the factors that are responsible for greater ACL tears in female athletes compared to male athletes.
2. Vestibular Training and ACL Rehabilitation
Explain the importance of the relationship between the vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) and dynamic visual acuity. Explain which test is most reliable and valid in determining vestibular dysfunction. Connect patient history responses to vestibular-ocular reflex dysfunction. Define saccades, smooth pursuit and optokinetics and their importance in the vestibular-ocular system.
Define three exercises that are important for returning an athlete to sport following an ACL repair. Define what exercises are beneficial in restoring a normal vestibular-occular reflex. Define what exercises are beneficial in improving hand-eye coordination.