Patellar Tendinopathy

Patellar Tendinopathy

Pathology, clinical presentation and evidence based treatments for patellar tendinopathy
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.
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Introduction

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.

Aims

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.

Outline

The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video of an interview with Prof. Jill Cook
  2. Reading activities
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.