Q&A - April 17, 2020
Happy Hour with Professor Jill Cook

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 can do better!

Hosted by Dr Sean Docking with further expertise thrown in by our resident pain-expert Dr Ebonie Rio.

Join us for the next LASEM Happy Hour when knee expert Dr Christian Barton answers your burning questions over a morning coffee. Register here for Christian’s session on Wednesday April 29 at 10am.

References/Links to research.

Listed in the order mentioned:

  1. Ten treatments to avoid.

Cook, J. (2018). Ten treatments to avoid in patients with lower limb tendon pain. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(14), 882.


  1. The use of isometric exercise in patellar tendinopathy.

Rio, E., Kidgell, D., Purdam, C., Gaida, J., Moseley, G., Pearce, A., & Cook, J. (2015). Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduces inhibition in patellar tendinopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(19), 1277-12783.


  1. Heavy Slow Resistance Training

Kongsgaard, Kovanen, Aagaard, Doessing, Hansen, Laursen, . . . Magnusson. (2009). Corticosteroid injections, eccentric decline squat training and heavy slow resistance training in patellar tendinopathy. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 19(6), 790-802.


  1. Characterising the proximal portion of the patellar tendon.

Rudavsky, A., Cook, J., Magnusson, S., Kjaer, M., & Docking, S. (2017). Characterising the proximal patellar tendon attachment and its relationship to skeletal maturity in adolescent ballet dancers. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 7(2), 306-314.


  1. Intramuscular tendon or Intra-muscular connective tissue ?

Brukner, P., Cook, J., & Purdam, C. (2018). Does the intramuscular tendon act like a free tendon? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(19), 1227-1228.


  1. Australian Ballet and Sue Mayes – Single Leg Heel Raise Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSHfBTXf484


  1. Using a pain-monitoring model. Numbers out of 10.

Silbernagel, K., Thomeé, R., Eriksson, B., & Karlsson, J. (2007). Continued Sports Activity, Using a Pain-Monitoring Model, during Rehabilitation in Patients with Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Study. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(6), 897-906.


  1. Prevalence of Achilles Tendon Rupture in the NFL following a lockout.

Myer, G., Faigenbaum, A., Cherny, C., Heidt, R., & Hewett, T. (2011). Did the NFL Lockout expose the Achilles heel of competitive sports? The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 41(10), 702-705.


  1. Isometrics on the road.

Rio, E., Purdam, C., Girdwood, M., & Cook, J. (2017). Isometric Exercise to Reduce Pain in Patellar Tendinopathy In-Season; Is It Effective “on the Road?”. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 29(3), 188-192.


  1. Original Research: Spanish Squat for athletes with Patellar Tendinopathy

Basas, A., Lorenzo, A., Gomez, M-A., Moreno, C & Ramirez, C. (2014). Exercise Protocol and Electrical Muscle Stimulation in the Prevention, Treatment and Readaptation of Jumper’s Knee. New Studies in Athletics by IAAF. 29:2, 41-51.