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New Gluteal Tendinopathy Podcast with Karen Litzy

On Friday I had the pleasure of chatting to the brilliant Karen Litzy and recording for her Health, Wealthy and Smart Podcast. Our topic of conversation was Gluteal Tendinopathy, covering a range of areas; Subjective assessment and key questions Objective evaluation and tests to guide rehab Training load management Exploring beliefs and the impact of […]

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Gluteal tendinopathy, is targeted loading or education the key?

Thanks to the hard work of some excellent research teams we’ve seen several key gluteal tendinopathy (GT) studies arrive almost at the same time! In this series we’ve already discussed the LEAP Trial and interesting research suggesting psychological factors may be important in GT. Today’s blog examines a new randomised controlled trial (RCT) just published […]

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Gluteal tendinopathy, are psychological factors more important than strength?

Following on from the excellent LEAP Trial in Gluteal Tendinopathy which found exercise led to a roughly 80% success rate at 8 weeks we have intriguing research from the same group. For a long time in tendinopathy it’s been assumed that strength and tendon capacity are key. We might assume then that differences in strength […]

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Gluteal Tendinopathy: New study is a LEAP forward!

Gluteal tendinopathy is a common and frequently disabling condition. Research suggest it affects 1 in 4 women over 50 and has similar effects on quality if life as severe hip arthritis. Current management of tendinopathy centres around education and progressive loading exercises but there have been no high quality studies of this approach in gluteal […]

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Great Expectations Part 1 – Achilles Tendinopathy

A patient’s expectations and our own as health professionals can have a profound effect on rehab. Both physios and patients can have unrealistic expectations and become frustrated by slow progress and side-tracked by supposed ‘quick fixes’. This raises a question though, what are realistic expectations following injury? I don’t┬ábelieve we’ve really established what we should […]

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Tendinopathy, diet and gelatin supplementation by Fran Taylor

When we talk tendons we usually focus on load so it’s refreshing when emerging research opens up potential new treatment directions. One such area is nutrition in tendinopathy and the role of gelatin supplementation. Today Brighton based Nutritionist Fran Taylor joins us to discuss this and explore some of the diet options to consider. Follow […]

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