BIHUB PATH

Lower Limb Tendinopathy

€ 450

Start date
10/02/2020
Duration
2 months
Level
Advanced
Average dedication
6/8 weekly hours
DELIVERY MODE
Online-based
Delivered in
English

EXPERT ADVISORS

Profesor
Jill Cook
Physiotherapist. Professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University. Her research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury.
Profesor
Profesor
Ebonie Rio
Leading researcher in tendon pain and rehabilitation at La Trobe University.
Profesor

CERTIFICATE

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Tendons of the lower limb predominantly function as springs to allow locomotion as well high level athletic activity. Tendon pain and dysfunction is a common presentation and clinicians must be competent at recognizing the key features of tendon pain, as well as possess an excellent knowledge of evidence-based management.

Critical to applying the evidence base is an understanding of the pathoetiology of tendon pain, adaptation, as well as changes that exist at all levels (from tendon to muscle, kinetic chain and brain). These concepts provide the premise for thorough rehabilitation and appropriate use of adjuncts in the management.

Rehabilitation considerations include the current capacity of the individual as well as their goals, co-morbidities and individual factors. The in-season athlete provides an additional challenge and clinicians must understand how and when to apply the current research.

This program will also teach the importance of pain science, use of language when explaining ideas to patients and athletes as well as key stakeholders such as parents of junior athletes and coaches. The latest evidence for how to incorporate neuroscience into rehabilitation will also be covered.

Courses' syllabus

MODULE 1: Fundamentals of tendon
• Normal tendon structure
• Normal tendon function
• Understanding tendon loads
• Clinical implications of understanding tendon load in presentation
• Changes that occur in tendon pathology
• The clinical relevance of staging
• Adaptation and bioplasticity at a local level
• Implications for clinicians

MODULE 2: Pain and pathology; implications for clinicians
• Understanding pain and nociception
• The biopsychosocial model and tendinopathy
• Language and terminology
• Adaptation and bioplasticity – kinetic chain
• Adaptation and bioplasticity of the whole system – don’t forget the brain and spinal cord!
• Putting it all together – relating loads, structure, function and pain (part 1 and 2)
• Clinical examples

MODULE 3: Theory for subjective assessment
• What is the importance of taking a good history?
• Understanding capacity
• What to ask
• Modifiable risk factors
• Non-modifiable risk factors
• Specific outcome measures
• Hallmark features – short and long term (theory) for each tendon
• Differential diagnosis – key points to direct you from the history

MODULE 4: Imaging and other referrals in subjective assessing
• Introduction to imaging
• When to use imaging
• When not to use imaging
• Interpretation of imaging
• When to refer – including red flags
• Language associated with imaging findings
• Putting imaging in context
• Key points from the subjective assessment that guide your objective examination

MODULE 1: Introduction to objective assessment and specific tendons
• Basic principles of assessment
• Structure of the assessment
• Patellar tendon classic presentation
• Differential diagnosis anterior knee
• Proximal Hamstring tendon – classic presentation
• Differential diagnosis hamstring
• Adductor tendinopathy and groin pain
• Summary

MODULE 2: Objective assessment for lower limb tendons continued
• Achilles tendon – classic presentation
• Achilles differential diagnosis
• Foot and ankle tendons – including plantar heel pain
• Glut med – classic presentation
• Glut med – differential
• Outcome measures
• Tailoring for sedentary people
• Summary

MODULE 3: Rehabilitation background
• Background
• Setting goals and managing expectations
• How to be a bioplasitician: stages
• Education
• Monitoring
• Patellar tendon
• Hamstring tendon
• Achilles tendon

MODULE 4: Rehabilitation completion
• Foot and ankle tendons
• Glut medius
• Rehabilitation of rupture
• In-season considerations – what to do
• In-season what not to do!
• Adjuncts and clinical reasoning
• What to do if it is not working
• Final summary

Learn to

Describe normal tendon and the changes that occur with pathology

Understand and explain what is known about nociception and pain in tendons

Describe the function of lower limb tendons

Understand the role of imaging in tendon pain

Conduct a thorough subjective examination

Increase confidence in differential diagnosis or considering a treatment path following objective assessment

Provide evidence-based rehabilitation for lower limb tendons

Adapt management for the in-season athlete

Certify your skills

Thanks to our integration with remote supervision technologies, the Verified Certificate of Approval:

  • Guarantees the transparency of the certification process
  • Verifies the identity of the certificate holder
  • Certifies the acquisition of specific competencies and skills

What does it include?

24-HOUR ACCESS TO STUDY MATERIAL, FROM ANYWHERE, ON ANY DEVICE

24-HOUR ACCESS TO STUDY MATERIAL, FROM ANYWHERE, ON ANY DEVICE

VIRTUAL COACHING, FOLLOW-UP, AND SUPPORT FROM A SUBJECT EXPERT

VIRTUAL COACHING, FOLLOW-UP, AND SUPPORT FROM A SUBJECT EXPERT

Actividades y consignas con feedback personalizado

ACTIVITIES AND ASSESSMENTS WITH PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

DISCUSSION FORUMS AND INTERACTION WITH COLLEAGUES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

DISCUSSION FORUMS AND INTERACTION WITH COLLEAGUES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY BARÇA INNOVATION HUB AND ENDORSED BY THE CORRESPONDING INSTITUTION.

CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY BARÇA INNOVATION HUB AND ENDORSED BY THE CORRESPONDING INSTITUTION.

Self-assessment to measure your learning progress

Self-assessment to measure your learning progress

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