In the general population lower limb tendinopathy is more common than Osteoarthritis and will affect up 12% of population at any one time. Incidence rates are even higher in active/athletic populations. Unfortunately treatment of tendinopathies is often problematic with many individuals not responding or suffering recurrent conditions. These disorders can often be chronic and debilitating, preventing individuals from participating in physical activity leading to long term health consequences.
Currently there is a mismatch between the evidence base for tendinopathy management and common clinical management, this course will bridge that gap and improve clinical competence of the therapists participating but most importantly improve patient outcomes.
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Aetiology of tendinopathy
This module highlights the current understanding around the aetiology of tendinopathy. By understanding this we can understand both why the problem occurs and how to improve our rehabilitation.
Risk factors and diagnosis
Understanding of relevant risk factors and how they influence aetiology of diseases is critical to improved outcomes. This module will help you consider which factors are amenable to modification and might actually influence symptoms.
Which therapeutic exercises work for tendinopathy?
This module will help shape your knowledge and thoughts about which interventions work and raise points for consideration regarding why treatments work. This will improve your exercise prescription and rehab outcomes.
Why treatment sometimes fails
Why treatment sometimes fails: Understanding failure is important to improved clinical care. As therapists and medical professionals we are often quick to escalate care to more invasive procedures. However considering why people have failed rehab is important as they can normally be helped with less invasive procedures.