Tendon dysfunction is one of the most common soft tissue injuries that we see in our clinics. It's not just related to sports injuries as many un-athletic and even sedentary people can experience tendon dysfunction. It's currently a hot topic of conversation among clinicians and experts online and so we have brought all the most up-to-date information together for you in this online course. This course will explore tendinopathy to give you a deeper understanding of the anatomy, function, pathologies, assessment and treatment based on the latest evidence available.
- Section 1 - Normal tendon anatomy and physiology
- Section 2 - Pathological Processes
- Section 3 - Tendinopathy Assessment – Risk Factors, Outcome Measures, Imaging and Pain
- Section 4 - Treating Tendinopathy
I have been a physiotherapist for almost four decades and am still working with high level, and recreational athletes and a cross section of injuries.I have done many courses along the way to my CPA Diploma in manual therapy, IMS etc. This tendinopathy course on Physiopedia plus was excellent. The large number of current, relevant, pre-selected research articles put together in a logical learning order with clear objectives was fantastic. You can do the entire course or choose what you wish, do it alone or be interactive. I have found it a great challenge to some concepts, stimulating with new ideas and easy to put into practice immediately.
I would thoroughly recommend the tendinopathy course. I guided me through a learning process in a way that I could fit into my busy day. Enjoyed it from start to finish and have hugely increased my knowledge and confidence in treating tendon problems.
This course is definitely worthwhile to take to help you in your clinical practice. The course presents new research that is relevant to clinical settings and helps you make sense of that research to implement it in the clinic.
For me it is a great experience! My knowledge of tendinopathy was very small. Thanks to this course I got a lot of useful and new information that will be useful in the future. Many thanks course moderators, managers and initiators!
Great team of experts in organising & providing up to date information regarding the disease of the body(PT perspective) & also referencing which enable us to extract information e.g., from systematic reviews & then its evidence based application in the treatment of patients.
Course aimsRefresh your knowledge of tendinopathy and review the very latest evidence and practices from the leading international experts.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 16 hours of learning activities. These will be delivered in 4 sections that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule, however it is recommended that the course is completed over a 4 week period. There is an optional additional 4 hour activity for participants who wish to submit an assignment for a course distinction.
This course is divided into 4 sections/weeks and it is suggested (but not required) that each section be completed over the duration of approximately a week. 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 of each section/week to take around 4-6 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and PP+ 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 16 PP+ points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
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 reading and video viewing activities
- actively participate in the course forum discussions
- pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more
- complete a course evaluation form