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This weeks blog focuses on a new RCT by van Ark et al. that compares isometrics vs isotonic rehab for in-season athletes with patellar tendon pain.
The blog this week focuses on a study investigating whether pathology influences Achilles tendon strain during a single leg jump.
The blog this week focuses on a systematic review of risk factors for plantar fasciopathy by van Leeuwen et al.
The blog has evolved to a fortnightly format. The main reason for this is that my balance of academic work has changed, aka I have a real job now! The blog this week focuses on a study that sheds light on the potential role of the subcutaneous bursa in insertional Achilles tendinopathy...
The blog this week focuses on a recent systematic review that examined return to sport after Achilles tendon rupture. Not surprisingly, there are a significant proportion that do not return to sport at the same level.
The blog this week focuses on 1 cool study looking at weightshift and standing kinematics in gluteal tendinopathy.
Great blog this week. A rare foray into the upper limb with a look at an interested RCT by Christ Littlewood and his group from the UK.
The blog this week focuses on one of my favourite topics; jump biomechanics in patellar tendinopathy – this time investigating the effect of fatigue, with some very relevant and interest take to clinic messages.
Let’s press on with our blog mission of translating tendinopathy research into practice! There are a couple of interesting papers this week.
Some great stuff in the blog this week. First a paper by Rich Willy et al. comparing patellofemoral and Achilles loads in overground and treadmill running – brings up some interesting questions for running rehab among Achilles patients. Then we have a huge review of exercise and ageing effects on tendon. Although their focus on normal tendon some messages there for loading tendinopathic tendon.
A couple of interesting articles in this weeks blog. First a look at a pilot study investigating isometric load and ice for managing pain in acute onset supraspinatus tendinopathy – we are lucky enough to have some insights and comments from the first author too, Phillip Parle. Then we look at ankle dorsiflexion range in the lunge test among insertional Achilles patients with clinical implications galore!
Ripper blog this week by Ben Cormack, from Cor-Kinetic (Twitter: @CorKinetic). He loves his movement variability and pain science and does a fabulous job of combining them on his courses.
Clinical gems and awesome management models. Your patients will love you for it!