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Making the correct diagnosis when tendons are involved is essential to correctly managing the condition. It is useful when clinically reasoning to understand the load and capacity dynamics of tendons. There are tensile, compressive and shearing loads that contribute to tendon pathology and, depending on the capacity of the tendon, these can cause different pathology within the tendons and surrounding structures. There are also key clinical signs and symptoms that can help you accurately diagnose tendinopathy. This course will cover the different types of load that can contribute to tendon pathology and give you some insights into how to clinically reason between various tendon pathologies.
This course aims to provide you with knowledge of the different types of loads that can influence tendon pathology as well as introduce you to various questions and clinical findings that can help you to correctly diagnose tendinopathy.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.7 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- select up to 4 characteristics of tendon capacity
- identify the 4 types of loads tendons are subjected to
- interpret up to 8 clinical findings to diagnose tendinopathy based on case examples
Learning about tendon pain from Dr Ebonie Rio, a world-leading researcher, guides me to implement research into clinical practice in the easiest way!
Very informative and hands-on course! As a physio student, it helped me interpret different loads during the diagnostic process.
Doctor of Medicine, Madagascar
I work at a rehabilitation centre in the capital. This course helped me with the diagnosis of tendinopathy and musculoskeletal pain, which I hesitated to treat before, especially knee tendinopathy and lack of ligament. I am from a poor country where more patients cannot receive an MRI or ultrasound because they are expensive. The clinical exam is important to come up with the diagnosis. I do not speak English very well. I have had difficulties with understanding physioplus courses before, but this course is short and clear, and it is easy to understand. The reading is short also.
An introduction course has rarely given me this much in return.
Totally recommend this course to have a short and sweet understanding of tendon loading and initiate clinical reasoning skills when diagnosing tendon pathologies.
It's amazing to realize that tendinopathy can present as a big problem like in gluteal medius/minimus tendinopathy, it can be mistaken for hip joint pathologies.
This is a fantastic short course with engaging and up-to-date content. My learning will most certainly guide my practice and I'll be a more effective physio for it. Thank you!