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Podcasts2nd of March 2023

Do psychological, cognitive, and contextual factors influence rehab outcomes in Achilles tendinopathy?

This week I talk about a feasibility cohort study which sought to determine whether a larger cohort study addressing this question would be feasible. Listen to hear some interesting preliminary findings.

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Podcasts15th of February 2023

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy - the forgotten tendinopathy

This week, I had an engaging conversation with Anthony Nasser, an up-and-coming researcher on tendinopathy who recently completed his PhD on proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Our discussion covered the reasons for the lack of research attention towards this condition, the current state of evidence, and insights from his doctoral studies. You can find the full conversation here.

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Podcasts7th of February 2023

How useful is palpation for diagnosis and assessment?

Palpation can be useful for the diagnosis and assessment of tendinopathy, but there are limits. This is because non-painful tendons can be tender, and tenderness in painful tendons seems to be very slow to get better.

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Podcasts31st of January 2023

Muscle and tendon tuning and implications for tendon rehabilitation

Interesting perspective paper from Arampatzis et al talking about how we should consider tuning of muscle tendon unit in terms of muscle strength and tendon stiffness when considering training for specific groups.

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Podcasts25th of January 2023

Assessing Achilles forces during common rehab exercises and habitual activities

This talking tendons episode will discuss a study by Igor Sancho, PhD, assessing Achilles forces during common rehab exercises and habitual activities and how this relates to reported pain among runners. Some interesting implications for practice.

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Podcasts12th of December 2022

Graded exposure in tendinopathy rehabilitation

In this episode, I am discussing kinesiophobia in the context of tendon rehab and how rehab can be conceptualised as graded exposure for some people.

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Podcasts18th of April 2022

Gluteal tendinopathy chat with Chris Clifford

I had a great time talking Gluteal tendinopathy with Chris Clifford. Chris is an experienced clinician from Glasgow who is in the throws of completing his PhD on this condition. We chatted about rehab, the use of isometrics, difficult patient groups and how to navigate them, and much more. 

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Podcasts11th of April 2022

Do dietary supplements improve outcomes in tendinopathy?

Patients often ask about dietary supplements and if they may be helpful in recovering from a tendinopathy problem. There is a new systematic review out which has attempted to answer this question and it is the subject of this episode of talking tendons.

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Podcasts9th of April 2022

Is wait and see a viable option for Achilles tendinopathy?

Will midportion Achilles pain improve if you wait and see? This is often a really important question to discuss with patients. Luckily we have some evidence to answer it which I explore in this short podcast (9 minutes). Hope you enjoy. 

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Podcasts15th of June 2021

Systematic review on plantarflexor muscle impairments in Achilles tendinopathy

In this episode I talk about a new systematic review on plantarflexor muscle impairments in Achilles tendinopathy. It is clear that the relationship is not as clear as what you might think, and there are also some very interesting insights to how plantarflexor dysfunctions may change following rehabilitation.

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Podcasts13th of April 2020

Investigating pressure massage vs eccentric exercise in Achilles tendinopathy.

In this episode, I talk about a relatively new trial investigating pressure massage versus eccentric exercise for Achilles tendinopathy in a randomised trial. I hope you enjoy!

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Podcasts20th of November 2019

Isometric exercise and their effect on tendon pain

A new study by Sinead Holden and team brings some (just a little) light to the evidence. I argue that isometrics are useful for managing tendinopathy, but using them for short term pain reduction is just the tip of the iceberg.


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