Patellar Tendinopathy

Patellar Tendinopathy

Pathology, clinical presentation and evidence based treatments for patellar tendinopathy

Summary

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.

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.

Outline

  • Video of an interview with Prof. Jill Cook
  • Reading activities
  • Quiz