This course will cover the results from a recent gluteal tendinopathy study, pathoanatomy, clinical presentation, examination, load management, patient education and exercise for gluteal tendinopathy. It will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.
Gluteal tendinopathy is a moderate to severe disabling condition affecting both athletes and sedentary individuals. Up to 1 in 4 females over the age of 50 years can experience symptoms of gluteal tendinopathy. Treatment of this condition should include detailed advice and education as well exercises that include targeted hip muscle strengthening, functional retraining, and dynamic control of adduction during function.
- Watch a video with Alison Grimaldi and Bill Vicenzino
- Read a related physiopedia page
- Pass a quiz
Course aimsThis course aims to provide you with the information to recognise and test for gluteal tendinopathy and guidance on patient education and exercise prescription for the condition.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1.1 hours of learning activities that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and Physioplus points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to do reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! 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 1.1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe 9 ways to avoid increased compression on the gluteus medius and minimus tendons
- list 11 clinical characteristics of gluteal tendinopathy
- discuss 7 clinical important aspects from the LEAP trial research study on gluteal tendinopathy
- independently plan the evaluation and exercise program for a patient with Gluteal Tendinopathy based on a case scenario
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (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.