Camberwell Physio visiting researchers in Copenhagen

I am off to Copenhagen to present some tendinopathy research to the new wave of tendinopathy researchers at the Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispedjerg Hospital, Copenhagen. Will be visiting my close colleague Prof Henning Langberg to discuss future research collaborations relating to rehabilitation of tendon injuries and other topics. Will post about the outcomes and maybe […]

Tendinopathy course for physios and health professionals

LOWER LIMB TENDINOPATHY REHAB COURSE Forget the recipes – rehab for individual tendons DOWNLOAD INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM Date and Venue: Friday 4th & 11th May: 5.45pm-9.30pm Genesis Fitness Level 4, The Well 13-14 Burke Ave, Camberwell, 3124 (Free Parking Included) Cost: $250, application form attached For info: p: 9882 2020; e: Delivered by […]

Tendinopathy microdialysis research I have previously written on the blog about the potential benefits of high load slow training in stimulating tendon adaptation. We recently were taught by Prof Henning Langberg from Copenhagen how to use microdialysis around the patellar and Achilles tendons. Microdialysis allows a small catheter behind the tendon to sample the biochemical environment. We […]

Tendinopathy imaging – can it help the clinical picture?

Tendon injuries affect many people and include tennis elbow, plantar fascitis, Achilles, patellar, tibialis posterior, as well as rotator cuff injury. Recent studies by our research group have shown that there are different phases of tendon injury on ultrasound imaging. Less severe pathology involves diffuse tendon (middle image) thickening, compared to the parallel and fibrillar appearance […]

Achilles and patellar tendon injury treatment: rehabilitation

Achilles and patellar tendon injury (tendinopathy) is common and difficult to treat. Up to 18% of runners may develop Achilles tendinopathy, i.e. approximately 1 in 5. Elite runners have it much worse, up to 50% may have Achilles tendinopathy. Elite and sub-elite jumpers (volleyball, basketball) also have an alarmingly high prevalence of patellar tendinopathy, about […]