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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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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)30th of April 2017

The concept of HIGH + FAST load in tendinopathy

We know that stretch shorten cycle load relates to tendon injury but why? And how does this influence our management and rehab planning?

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)13th of April 2017

Understanding Hip Joint Pain in the Young Adult

Another great guest blog from Eric Meira this week. This time on understanding hip pain in the young adult.

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Is Achilles tendon blood flow related to foot pronation?

This week I focus on a study investigating a potential mechanism that may explain the link between foot pronation and Achilles tendinopathy.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)19th of March 2017

Compression in insertional Achilles tendinopathy: worth worrying about?

Bullock et al. just published this study where they investigate evidence for compression of the Achilles tendon with MRI.

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Isometrics for tendon pain - is the hype justified?

This week we tackle the conundrum of isometric exercise for tendinopathy. This includes a sneak peak, or at least mention of an unpublished paper we are about to submit.

Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)19th of February 2017

Just load it! (guest blog by Erik Meira)

This week we have another very interesting blog from Erik Meira. The last guest blog was incredebly popular so it is my pleasure to have him on again.

Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)6th of February 2017

How Useful is Imaging in Tendinopathy (infographic)

Cool infographic providing what I hope is a balanced view of potential uses of imaging in tendinopathy

Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)5th of February 2017

How Useful is Imaging in Tendinopathy

The blog this week is a foray into the utility of imaging in tendinoathy. You have to be so careful when interpreting imaging findings in tendinopathy.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)22nd of January 2017

Tactile acuity and Achilles tendinopathy

This week blog focuses on an interesting paper from James Debenham (quality tendon researcher from Perth) and some of his crew. Worth a read as breaks some new ground in regards to potential mechanisms that explain chronic pain and movement issues in our tendinopathy patients.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)8th of January 2017

The false dichotomy of open vs closed chain

Sensation guest blog from Erik Meira

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