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Tendon Plasticity

Online Course: Tendon Plasticity

How adaptations in both the tendon and brain occur in tendinopathy

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Course instructor:

Ebonie Rio

Ebonie is a tendon pain expert and researcher at La Trobe University in Australia.

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Tendons have an amazing ability to adapt to external load. These changes occur on a structural level within the tendon and can result in an increase in anteroposterior diameter. In tendinopathy, it appears that there are also unique changes in excitatory and inhibitory stimuli from the brain to the muscles. In this course, Ebonie Rio will help you understand why the thickening of tendons is actually a good thing. She will also explain the related changes that can occur in the brain and the effect this has on motor control.


This course aims to explain the changes that occur at both a structural and cortical level in tendinopathy.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  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.

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