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Podcasts1st of July 2018

What’s the deal with gluteal strength and patellar tendinopathy: big fish, small fish, or not even in the sea?

This podcast focuses on the tenuous and often convoluted relationship between gluteal strength and patellar tendinopathies.

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Podcasts11th of June 2018

Finally some quality exercise research for the management of gluteal tendinopathy

This episode we focus on two recent randomised controlled trials evaluating education and exercise interventions for gluteal tendinopathy.

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Podcasts14th of May 2018

Technology focused systematic reviews that will change your practice

This week we focus on technology use in rehab, an exciting area that is set to grow hugely and will be part of all of our practices soon.

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Podcasts2nd of April 2018

Non-uniform Achilles tendon strain: What is it and should we care?

Achilles tendon function is much more complex than we originally thought. Not only do the tendons of each calf muscle rotate, but, to a certain extent, they function independently. In this episode I will discuss what this actually is and the important question... should we care?

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Podcasts9th of March 2018

Efficacy of PRP injections for tendinopathy…really?

Where is the PRP evidence at? And should we be recommending them to our patients? We delve into these issues and more.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)9th of November 2017

Tendinopathy pain

Pain education in tendinopathy is tricky, in our clinic we use a simple 6 page education document.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)11th of October 2017

Evidence based medicine: is it working in tendinopathy?

An example of evidence based medicine and how we should reserve excitement in science before we have multiple studies and sufficient evidence.

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That elusive biological magic bullet for tendinopathy

I have wanted to write this blog for a while, mainly for the benefit of patients wondering about these treatments.

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Are my ‘weak’ gluteals causing my Achilles pain?

Many patients are told they have weak and poor gluteals that are causing everything. Their Achilles pain, their back pain, and perhaps thereby gluteal ‘weakness’ is the cause of their general dissatisfaction with life!

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Neuromechanical deficits 1-2 years after Achilles tendon repair

Interesting study to review this week from Oda et al. Co-authors include Paavo Komi and Masaki Ishikawa who have done lots of work on stretch shorten cycle.

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How to allay the fear of rupture among patients with Achilles pain

How often does a patient with Achilles tendon pain either ask or have concern about rupturing their tendon?

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Can ultrasound imaging predict Achilles and patellar tendon pain?

This week’s blog focuses on an exceptional systematic review from a progressive group in Ireland. They tackle the simple question of whether imaging pathology predicts the future onset of tendon pain.


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