Post-injection tendinopathy rehabilitation

One of the most confusing areas of tendinopathy rehabilitation is what to do post injection and when to do it. There are obviously loads of different injections that are popular in managing tendinopathy patients, including blood injections or PRP, steroid, high volume injections, prolotherapy, sclerosing or polidocinol, etc, etc. Many patients and clinicians have asked […]

Tendinopathy Blog January 2013

Dear all, I hope the year has started well and all the best for the remainder ! A solid edition to start the year – including some interesting and surprising studies. Here are some highlights… Wilson and Stacy have reviewed shockwave therapy in Achilles tendinopathy – there were 6 studies in the review – including […]

Tendinopathy radio show

Dear all, I will be a guest on Dr Sally Cockburn’s radio show on the Melbourne airwaves again this Sunday, 6th January, between 6-8pm. The show is called ‘Talking Health’ and we will be talking about tendinopathy  – mainly Achilles, plantar fascia, tibialis posterior as well as tennis elbow. If you’re interested, you can listen […]

Tendinopathy research update – December 2012

Dear all, Welcome to the last edition of the tendinopathy research blog for 2012. It is a brief but interesting one…here is a brief overview: Fong et al. & Dunkerman et al. investigate acetylcholine induced tenocyte proliferation and altered proteoglycan function, respectively – both may have a role in tendon pathology. Couppe et al. suggest […]

Tendinopathy research update – November 2012

Dear all, Please find a link below to the monthly tendinopathy research update. As always I have included all studies with a clinical focus but only laboratory studies with a direct clinical implications.   Here are some highlights: Mann et al show that kinematic patterns around the hip and knee during jumping may predispose to […]

Tendinopathy webinar 3: why don’t all people respond to eccentric training?

Here is the third part of the tendinopathy webinar series. The question in this one is: Why don’t all people not respond to eccentric training? Visit the website for more information on tendinopathy and clinical courses http://www.physioeast.com.au/ Here is the webinar link: Why don’t all people respond to eccentric training? As always, please send questions or feedback […]

Tendinopathy research update

Dear all, Please find a list of recent tendinopathy research abstracts organised into categories. As it is the first tendinopathy research update, it is my pick of tendinopathy research over the last few months. Future updates will be shorter and only include NEW research over the last month. Here are some highlights: Bokhari & Murrell […]

Tendinopathy webinar 2: Why do tendons breakdown?

Here is the second installment of a tendinopathy webinar series discussing various topical issues in tendinopathy. In this one we tackle the question: Why do tendons breakdown? This is a sneak preview to the 1-day Lower Limb Tendinopathy Course – please see details at http://www.physioeast.com.au/courses/. There are course dates coming up in Melbourne, Sydney and London. […]

Tendinopathy webinar: are we ready to abandon the title ‘tendinitis’?

This is the first installment of a tendinopathy webinar series discussing various topical issues in tendinopathy. It gives a preview of theoretical and practical aspects covered in the 1-day Lower Limb Tendinopathy Course – please see details at http://www.physioeast.com.au/courses/. There are course dates coming up in Melbourne and Sydney. The first webinar asks – ARE WE […]

Top tips for treating Gluteal Tendinopathy / Trochanteric Bursitis

1) Get the right diagnosis: The tendon is often the cause of the pain if it is localised to the lateral hip. The bursa is often secondary but can be involved. The treatment for each is different. 2) Aggressively offload from ‘compressive’ positions: this includes all positions where the gluteal tendons are squashed against the bone […]