How to address Achilles tendinopathy when the usual first line treatment fails?
Achilles tendinopathy often has a complicated history of pain, repeated attempts of treatment and exercise and re-occurrence of pain, when returning to sports. The ability of the patients to be consistent and motivated in the rehabilitation varies highly and often they either give up the training or continues with the same load and end up with a chronic condition.
This workshop will guide you through the process of choosing the optimal exercise program for Achilles tendinopathy and what other treatments to consider if exercises fails.
The workshop consists of theory and practical examples of exercise programs and ultrasound diagnostics of the Achilles tendon:
Rikke Beyer: The evidence behind the eccentric versus heavy slow resistance exercises – where do we stand?
How can we design individual rehabilitation programs combined with activity control, exercise and pain monitoring?
Lorenzo Masci: Diffential diagnostics in Achilles tendinopathy
What options are there for diagnostics and other treatment modalities if exercise fails? Including “the role of plantaris tendon in Achilles tendinopathy”.
- Lorenzo Masci, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Pure sports medicine and ISEH, London, United Kingdom
- Rikke Beyer, PT, PhD student, Institute of Sports Medicine, Hospital and faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Moderator: Marianne Christensen
Symposium organized by The Danish Association of Ultrasound Imaging in Physiotherapy