Rehabilitation of Achilles and patellar tendinopathies

Kountouris, Alex and Cook, Jill 2007, Rehabilitation of Achilles and patellar tendinopathies, Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 295-316.


Title Rehabilitation of Achilles and patellar tendinopathies
Author(s) Kountouris, Alex
Cook, Jill
Journal name Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 295
End page 316
Publisher Balliere Tindall
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-04-02
ISSN 1521-6942
Keyword(s) achilles tendinopathy
patellar tendinopathy
tendon healing
eccentric exercise
Summary Achilles and patellar tendinopathies affect a broad range of the population and are difficult conditions to manage clinically. The pathology is persistent in the chronic tendon and can be considered to be failed healing. The exact cause of tendinopathy pain is unclear but may be related to changes in neurovascular structures.

Rehabilitation for Achilles and patellar tendinopathies is based on an exercise programme that aims to improve muscle–tendon function and normalise the pelvic/lower limb kinetic chain. This incorporates a programme for restoring and improving muscle strength, endurance and power and retraining sport-specific function.

Rehabilitation may take a prolonged period of time, both the athlete and clinician must be patient and persistent to maximise results from an exercise-based treatment.

Notes Available online 18 May 2007.
Language eng
Field of Research 111603 Systems Physiology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007616

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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