Blog - Tendinopathy

LASEM Happy Hour – the first in a series of expert webinars On Thursday April 9 2020, we had the pleasure of sharing a drink with tendon expert Professor Jill Cook, at LASEM’s first ever Happy Hour Webinar. Join Jill as she speaks about tendon treatments to avoid, tendon loading, differential diagnoses and how we…read more

by Christian Bonello

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre Researcher Christian Bonello sat down with Dr Sean Docking to discuss the recent article published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice: Identification and differentiation of gluteus medius tendon pathology using ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging ( For the full 8minute podcast please view Below is an infographic summary…read more

by Meg Hawke

“…the person down the street is going to come at you and ask you ‘why are you still playing footy with knee tendinitis?’ when their son’s got it and they’ve been told they’re not allowed to play footy for six weeks.” Joel Selwood, AFL 360, Fox Footy Channel I love alliteration. Language, and how we…read more

by Christian Bonello

If you are an allied health professional in Australia, can you please spare 5-10 minutes and help us out. We’d love you to complete a short survey on how you treat Achilles tendinopathy. Link:   This is the saddest time in my yearly academic cycle. It is the day that is the furthest away from…read more

by Liam West

Lower Limb Tendinopathy Symposium Take home messages!   The Lower Limb Tendinopathy Symposium, held over September 9th and 10th weekend, hosted by Physiosports Brighton was presented by leading experts in the field of tendons, Jill Cook, Ebonie Rio and Sean Docking from La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre and the long term head…read more

by Liam West

LASEM’s staff Jill Cook, Ebonie Rio and Sean Docking join Craig Purdam in delivering a fantastic weekend lower limb tendon symposium in early September. This symposium is brought to you by our friends Brighton Physio Sports.   Check out the below flyer and head along to the website to find out more 

by Dr Ebonie Rio

By Dr Ebonie Rio Key points Many structures can drive pain that is felt at the front of the knee Differentiation of where the pain is (localised versus vague) appears to be associated with different changes to muscle drive / excitability Anterior knee pain (pain at the front of the knee) can be caused by…read more

by Prof Jill Cook

By Professor Jill Cook. Rest completely The old adage of use it or lose it applies to tendons, resting just decreases the ability of the tendon to take load. It also affects the muscle attached to the tendon and the rest of the leg, leaving the person with less ability to load the tendon. Conversely…read more