Tendinopathy (COURSE-19)

14 May 2019 09:00-17:00
One day
University of Applied Science Western Switzerland
Level of learning:
€250, fee includes all course materials, breaks and lunches

One day course

Language: English

Rio E1,2
1La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 2Sport Physiotherapist at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne, Australia

Learning objective 1: Understand the evidence base around tendon assessment and differential diagnosis.
Learning objective 2: Be able to complete a thorough subjective and objective assessment.
Learning objective 3: Prescribe rehabilitation appropriate for the individual that is underpinned by research and provide excellent education.


Tendon pain has profound effects on tendon, muscle, kinetic chain and brain but possibly not what you were expecting! The body is capable of remarkable adaptation so how can we harness this as clinicians? We need to borrow some tips and tricks from neuroscience and combine it with our rehabilitation and exercise to optimise our outcomes. Not sure about clinical differential diagnosis, when to use isometrics, heavy slow resistance or eccentrics, heard something about a metronome? Are you struggling to understand how the research may apply to the person in front of you? This course is for you.

Implications / Conclusions:

This course will provide practical tendon tips including differential diagnosis that influences your treatment path. Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of load - what loads are provocative and how can we use load in our rehabilitation effectively. We will explore how modern pain science and neuroscience are critical in managing your patients with tendinopathy.  


Funding Acknowledgements (optional): I am NHMRC postdoctoral research fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, a Sport Physiotherapist at the Victorian Institute of Sport. I co-developed the Rehabilitendon app.
Target Audience: Physiotherapists working in sports or musculoskeletal fields
Key-Words: Tendon; Rehabilitation; Education