Symposium Course Schedule and Objectives

Below is the schedule listed for the Premier Health Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Schedule and Presentations

7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. – Sign-in and continental breakfast provided

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – ACL Reconstruction and Rehab: A Surgeons’ Perspective

Dr. Jordan Grilliot, DO


  • Develop an understanding of physiology of ACL graft healing and its effect on rehabilitation. 
  • Recognize the graft options and their merits. 
  • Describe surgical approaches and techniques that may be encountered in clinical practice and an

    understanding of the rationale for their surgical use. 

  • Understand merits of early versus delayed surgical treatment and factors that drive surgeons’ decisions. 
  • Comprehend alternative treatment options to reconstruction and their evidence. 
  • Review surgeons' perspective on return to sport timelines and objective testing measures. 

9 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. – Break (visit vendors)

9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. – ACL Rehabilitation Guidelines Update 2024

Joe Dudics, PT, DPT


  • Discuss the evolution of ACL rehab and potential long term deficits following surgery. 
  • Understand the importance of pre-habilitation for successful post-surgical outcomes.  
  • Explore the role of the quadriceps muscle and its importance in post operative ACL care. 
  • Review the updated rehabilitation guideline for ACL reconstruction. 
  • Introduce a quadriceps strengthening progression. 
  • Review criteria for transition to return to sport programming. 

10:05 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – The Silent Struggle: Understanding the Relationship Between Mental Health and ACL Reconstruction

Allison Newlin, MS, LPCC-S


  • Learn about / understand the relationship between mental health, injury prevention and rehabilitation outcomes.  
  • Be able to understand what an athlete might be experiencing mentally and emotionally when dealing with the different phases of ACL injury and reconstruction.  
  • Know how to identify the signs and symptoms of impaired mental health in athletes/patients.  
  • Learn techniques to support, intervene and empower athletes/patients’ mental health while in rehabilitation. 

11:15 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. – Break

11:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. – Return to Sport Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction 

Kellen Kubick, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS


  • Review mechanism of ACL injury and incidence of second ACL injury following ACL reconstruction.
  • Discuss appropriate frequency, intensity, and volume for exercise prescription.  
  • Define impulse as it relates to isometric and isokinetic testing.
  • Interpret objective data of isometric and isokinetic testing following ACL reconstruction. 
  • Implement cues for therapeutic exercise as it relates to goals of strength or speed of contraction.
  • Review return to sport criteria following ACL reconstruction.

12:50 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Lunch on your own.

p.m. to 3 p.m. – REDs

Dr. Katie Krebs

Objectives: unavailable at this time

p.m. to 3:05 p.m. – Break

3:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. – Return to Running Post ACL Reconstruction 

Kevin Sheehan, PT, DPT, OCS


  • Recognize and apply appropriate tests as criteria for athletes post ACL reconstruction to return to run safely. 
  • Ability to interpret graded return to run protocols for a post ACL reconstruction patient. 
  • Analyze running biomechanics with emphasis on deficits most common in the post ACL reconstruction population. 
  • Correlate common drills to running biomechanical deficits. 
  • Comprehend return to sprinting principles and contrast these to criteria to return to run in general. 
  • Provide examples of dynamic warm up activities that may be effective given the athlete’s sport. 

4:05 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. – Break

4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. – ACL Prevention: Where are we and what could we do better? 

Alec Heffner, AT, CSCS, TSAC-F


  • Participants will be able to identify a few risk factors for potential ACL Injury.
  • Participants will be able to define implicit and explicit cueing.
  • Participants will be able to examine the applicability of exercises for sports specific ACL prevention programs.
  • Participants will be able to select appropriate exercises for an ACL prevention program.
  • Participants will be able to implement implicit cueing into their ACL prevention programs. 

5:10 p.m. – End of symposium – Total of 7.5 CEUs