Lower limb tendinopathy


SKU: JC01021119 Category:


Plaats jezelf op de wachtlijst

Nieuwe Marktstraat 54, 6511 AA Nijmegen

Specialist Jill Cook


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

Keurmerk: 14 punten

KNGF: 14 punten voor algemeen, sport en manueel

Taal scholing: Engels

1 - 2 november 2020

09.00 - 17.00 uur

Lower limb tendinopathy

Tendinopathy (pain and dysfunction in a tendon) is a common complaint presenting to clinicians. It can be persistent and resistant to treatment. Understanding the pathology and pain and the role of different loads in tendinopathy is essential to provide the clinician with scientific approaches to the assessment and management of a person with tendinopathy. This knowledge will also provide the clinician with the knowledge to sift through all the treatment options in the literature and on the internet, to be able to provide the right advice to their clients.

The course will be a combination of lecture and practical demonstrations. There will be opportunity for questions and discussions.

General objective

To understand the clinical presentation and management of lower limb tendinopathy

Specific objectives:

The learning objectives of the course are to:

  • Be able to confidently distinguish tendon pain from other causes of patient pain
  • Know the role of imaging (ultrasound, MRI) in management of tendon pain
  • Be aware of the rationale for the 4-stage treatment approach that includes isometric strengthening, isotonic exercises, energy storage exercises and sport-specific rehabilitation
  • Assess the patient’s capacity and devise a treatment program to address specific limitations in capacity that are relevant for that patient’s goals

Timetable day 1

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 10.00
Understanding tendon pathology and pain
10.00 – 10.30
The role of imaging in diagnosis and management
10.30 – 10.45
10.45 – 12.30
Understanding tendon load, taking a tendinopathy history
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.00
Questions, principles of examining a person with tendinopathy
14.00 – 16.00
Assessment of lower limb tendinopathy
16.00 – 17.00

Timetable day 2

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 11.00
Principles of managing tendinopathy
11.00 – 11.15
11.15 – 12.30
Isometric exercise
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 15.30
Management of lower limb tendinopathy
15.30 – 15.45
15.45 – 17.00
Managing an athlete in the competitive season

Jill Cook

Jill Cook is a clinician researcher with 30 years experience in researching and treating lower limb tendinopathy. She is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill’s research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she has investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing and presenting workshops both in Australia and overseas.