Length tension relationship and Achilles tendinopathy

The length-tension relationship is an important consideration in Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation. The Achilles rehab programs is different to the patellar tendon in that people tend to exercise into end of range, unless they have insertional pain and in that case only to neutral or 90 degrees foot to leg position Given it does go into […]

Camberwell / Hawthorn Physio news – Sunny Copenhagen

Just back from a lovely and sunny 3 days visiting researchers and giving a tendinopathy lecture in Copenhagen. The highlight was visiting the Bisbebjerg Hospital just out of the centre of Copenhagen where several of the best tendinopathy researchers in the world, including Prof Henning Langberg and Prof Michael Kjaer, have  consistently produced excellent researcher over […]

Explaining chronic pain

Chronic pain is a huge issue affecting 1 in 5 Australian’s. It is defined as pain persisting for more than 3-6 months and it is different to acute pain in several ways, most importantly, the source of the pain is usually not the tissue where you feel pain, but may actually be sensitisation in the […]

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: info@physioeast.com.au Delivered by […]

Tendinopathy microdialysis research

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6uk0gYyjvA 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 […]