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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. 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.
This 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.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video presentation
- 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 1-1.5 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.
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 1.1 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:
- 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