Return to Play after ACL Injury of the Knee Webinar

Return to Play after ACL Injury of the Knee Webinar
The focus of this evidence-based webinar is on best-practice guidelines for rehab and return to play decision making.

Return to Play after ACL Injury of the Knee Webinar

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee represent a serious concern in sports worldwide, not only because of significant amount of time lost from sport but also because of the long-term health consequences and increased risk of further injury. The focus of this evidence-based webinar is on best-practice guidelines for rehab and return to play decision making.

Presented by Tim McGrath, PhD, MMSprty, B.Physio, GradCertDataSc

Tim is a Sports Physiotherapist with nearly 20 years professional practice & professional sport experience since graduating in 2002. Tim completed his PhD from the Research Institute of Sports & Exercise (UCRISE) at the University of Canberra on the topic of ACL rehabilitation and return to sport following knee injury in 2016. Tim’s clinical expertise focuses on lower limb rehabilitation, and he regularly conducts clinical consultancy to professional sporting teams within Australia and also overseas for complex cases following lower limb injury. He developed Pitch Ready ( which combines cutting-edge data science with clinical insights to optimize squad-based injury prevention strategies across organizations as well as return to sport decision-making following lower limb injury.

In the last 12months alone, Tim has provided clinical consultancy for over 28 professional teams within the following competitions:

National Basketball Association (NBA) – USA

Major League Rugby (MLR) – USA

Australian Football League (AFL & AFL-W) – AUS

National Rugby League (NRL) – AUS

Super Rugby & Super-W Rugby – AUS

A-League – AUS

World Rugby Sevens (Mens & Womens) – AUS

National Hockey League (NHL) – USA

From 2004 to 2019 Tim also worked in full time clinical appointments with professional sporting teams across multiple codes including:

St George-Illawarra Dragons NRL team (2017-2019)

Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL (2015-2017)

Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens Team in the HSBC World Series (2013-2014)

Brumbies Super Rugby Team (2006-2011)

Sale Sharks Rugby Football Club United Kingdom (2006)

Canberra Raiders NRL team (2004-2006).

In addition to his undergraduate Physiotherapy degree and subsequent PhD, Tim has completed a post-graduate Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Extended-Scope Physiotherapy and a Graduate Certificate in Data Science. He has lectured extensively in sports physiotherapy courses for the Australian Physiotherapy Association as well as to other health professions and has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals (see research page of Elite Rehab website

Thursday, 1 December 2022
10:00am - 11:30am AEDT
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:         10:00am - 11:30am 
 NSW:   10:00am - 11:30am
 NT:   8:30am - 10:00am
 QLD:   9:00am - 10:30am
 SA:   9:30am - 11:00am
 TAS:   10:00am - 11:30am
 VIC:   10:00am - 11:30am
 WA:   7:00am - 8:30am
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as a podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

 ESSA Member          $30.00
 Non-Member    $50.00
 ESSA Student Member    $15.00
 Student Non-Member    $25.00
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Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
NB: A confirmation of your attendance is required.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager  



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