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Patellar tendinopathy is characterised by localised anterior pain and is related to an increase load on the knee extensor muscles. Treatment should be individualised to each patient and their activities. Current practice range from passive therapy, eccentric exercises alone, and isometric exercises. It is important as a clinician to understand the pathology and the evidence based practice for rehabilitating a person with patellar tendinopathy. The course will provide you with an overview of the pathology and different stages of tendinopathy. The clinical presentation, and the medical and physical therapy management of patellar tendinopathy will be discussed.
The course aims to provide you with information about the pathology and different stages of tendinopathy as well as the clinical presentation and evidence based treatment for patellar tendinopathy.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video of an interview with Prof. Jill Cook
- Reading activities
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 1-2 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 1.5 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 the 3 stages of tendon pathology
- identify 6 clinical presentations of patellar tendinopathy
- design an appropriate evidence based management strategy for an individual with patellar tendinopathy based on a case scenario
Dr. Jincy John
Just immediately I started this course, I was presented with a case of Patella Tendinopathy (Reactive Tendinopathy). I managed the case appropriately using Isometric exercise and later isotonic exercise as the patient could bear. Voila!!! the pain was gone completely in 5 days. As against resting the leg and using only ice packs before progressively loading the leg (this takes 2-3 weeks for the leg to recover). Thank you to Physioplus community for providing such a enlightening course. I am already recommending the course to my colleagues.
Fantastic course, easily accessible, confidence boosting!
This course broadened my knowledge about exercise prescription and how educating the patient in the correct way can make a significant difference in treatment.