Motor Learning Institute

Preview: How to get your athlete safe back on the field after ACL injury

NEW !! During this live online course, we will cover all the key elements to improve the outcome of your patients after ACL injury. UPDATE from last year based on new research from Dr. Gokeler and international group of collaborating experts. 6 session of 2 hours each. Dates: 1: March 9, 2023 2: March 16, 2023 3: March 23, 2023 4: March 30, 2023 5: April 20, 2023 6: April 27, 2023 Time: 20:00-22:00 CET


€ 189,00

(incl. VAT)


Return to Sports should be viewed as a continuum and starts already already after the ACL injury and the subsequent pre- habilitation before the surgery. The rehabilitation after the ACL reconstruction should be time and criterion based. Possibilities for optimizations based on current trends in the literature are presented and practiced.

At the end of this 6 week course, you will be able to plan and implement an evidence-based rehabilitation program phasing in towards RTS of the athlete. 

Furthermore, you will learn how to contribute in the shared decision making process for the return to play of an injured athlete. All these aspects allow for an optimal return to play with taking into account secondary ACL prevention.

If you take small but consistent actions towards applying the concepts you learned during this course to the rehab with your patients, you will bring it to live. You will be working on weekly assignments based your actual case studies so you can apply the knowledge obtained immediately in your clinical setting and share and discuss experiences with other course participants.

What is included: 

  • Hand-outs
  • Free articles
  • Free forms to use motor learning principles
  • Weekly assignments with group discussion


1: March 9, 2023
Key components of ACL rehabilitation 

2: March 16, 2023
Reduce AMI 
Gait training 
Improve balance (adaptability, reaction)
Motor learning (external focus, implicit learning)

3: March 23, 2023
Intermediate phase 
Enhance neuromuscular control 
Early strengthening 

4: March 30, 2023
Advanced strengthening
Enhance neuromuscular control 
Start running 
Initial changes of direction

5: April 20, 2023
RTS tests-I
Strength, hop tests, agility, on-field training, qualitative and quantitative analysis

RTS Tests-II 
Anticipation, reaction (sportspecific elements and demands) in context of secondary ACL injury prevention

6: April 27, 2023
Discuss case study 

Facts & Figures:
Target audience: (sport)physiotherapists
Level: post-graduate
Duration: 6 x 2 hours + homework
Goal: enhance knowledge about return to sports after ACL reconstruction
Approach: individual approach in small groups
Coaching: in-group online coaching based on actual case studies and weekly assignments
Accreditation: requested for NVFS Sportfysiotherapie & KNGF Fysiotherapie