Updates in Tendinopathy
Description: Previously described as tendinitis, advances in understanding tendinopathy have greatly changed how we conceptualize and treat these disorders. Also, multiple individual health parameters may put patients at increased risk of having one of these disorders. In this talk, the following will be addressed: 1. A historical perspective on tendinopathy will be given; 2. Risk factors for lower limb tendinopathies will be discussed in detail, with the focus of the talk on patellar and Achilles tendinopathy; 3. Nonoperative management will be discussed, including how use of physical therapy and injections affect outcomes.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe tendinopathy and risk factors associated with it.
- Describe physical therapy protocols for treatment of lower limb tendinopathies.
- Describe what needle-based therapies are available to treat recalcitrant pain from tendinopathy.
Instructor: Joseph Ihm, MD, Attending Physician, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab BOC Approved Provider Number: P794 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. According to the education levels described by the PDC, this continuing education course is considered to be Essential Level.
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.
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