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. It will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.
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.
- Video of an interview with Prof. Jill Cook
- Reading activities
Course aimsThe 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.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1.5 hours of learning activities. These will be delivered in form of a video, reading section(s) and a quiz, 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 1.5 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 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 1.5 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages and journal articles. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
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
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- abide by the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture
- log as completed all the required learning activities
- actively participate in the course forum discussions
- pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more
- complete a course evaluation form