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Do isometrics reduce pain in rotator cuff tendinopathy?

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!

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The neuromechanical adaptations to Achilles tendinosis

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.

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Single leg rehab considerations

The blog today we will focus on one considerations in hip and gluteal tendon rehab - whether to do weightbearing or nonweightbearing rehab. Of course the answer is that both may be important, but let’s explore this a little.

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What is the best way to load pathological tendon?

The blog this week focuses on a very interesting question - what is the best way to load a pathological tendon? This blog is co-written by one of my students and a physio from Sweden, Kenneth Färnqvist (@KFarnqvist) who has special interest in tendons and research in this area.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)24th of April 2016

Top tips for proximal hamstring tendinopathy rehab

The blog this week will feature the new narrative review published by Tom Goom et al. on proximal hamstring tendinopathy.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)17th of April 2016

Sagittal plane kinematics and Achilles tendinopathy

This week we will focus on a slide from the new course about sagittal plane kinematic strategy in runners with Achilles tendinopathy with some very interesting clinical take home messages.

Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)10th of April 2016

9 tendinopathy truths that you MUST know (version 2!)

We will revisit the most popular blog post I think I have ever written – the 9 tendinopathy truths. It has been updated based on feedback from various people. It provides a great start when educating tendinopathy patients.

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Why you should use seated calf raise in Achilles tendinopathy

This week we look in detail at a biomechanical study investigating Achilles tendon load at different midportion and enthesis sites, with some very useful clinical implications. Then we examine an Achilles tendinopathy evidence translation tool and also consider how useful these tools really are, and what they tend to leave out.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)27th of March 2016

Tendon stiffness, running biomechanics and performance

The blog theme this week should be ‘going off on tangents’. We look at a study investigating running initial contact angles and the link with tendon stiffness, it’s fairly straight forward but brings up lot’s of interesting biomechanics discussions and tangents! There is also a systematic review of studies on surgery for midportion Achilles tendinopathy.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)20th of March 2016

What are the best run retraining strategies for Achilles tendinopathy?

This weeks blog focuses on run retraining strategies for Achilles tendinopathy, energy storage loads around the Achilles and plantar fascia and how they relate to injury, as well as elastography in tendinopathy and how it may help to shed light on rehab mechanisms.

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Tendinopathy Updates (FREE)13th of March 2016

The effect of detraining on tendons and how to prevent it causing tendon pain in your patients

A super blog this week – all about the effects of detraining and deconditioning on tendon. An interesting topic so have taken the liberty to go off on a few tangents with some interesting clinical messages.

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