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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.Â
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.
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.Â
In this episode I discuss two qualitative studies exploring the views of patients and expert clinicians about what needs to be included in education for rotator cuff tendinopathy.
Here is my recent chat with Dr Ruth Chimenti about Achilles tendinopathy touching on Kinesiophobia and whether it changes with treatment, pain education for tendinopathy and patient centred rehabilitation.
Enjoyable chat with Colin Griffin who is undertaking an exercise trial for Achilles tendinopathy. We touched on so many important rehab considerations, including:
Top tips for empowering patients and delivering impartial care
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.
This high quality trial provides further evidence to shift us away fro eccentric training for Patelar Tendinoapthy.
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!
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.
In this episode of Talking Tendons I have an enjoyable chat with PhD student and Spanish physio, Igor Sancho. He has recently published a study that assessed the feasibility of using jumping and hopping as rehabilitation for people with Achilles tendinopathy. We discuss the study and how to apply these findings in clinic.
Clinical gems and awesome management models. Your patients will love you for it!