Patellar tendon research

Patellar tendon injury common affects athletes involved in jumping based sports and previous studies have shown isometric (static) based exercises play a role in reducing pain in this cohort. This study was conducted in collaboration with the University of North Carolina to investigate the role of isometrics in patellar tendon and their effect on biomechanics. In collaboration with Laura Pietrosimone from the University of North Carolina, this project investigated whether isometric exercises alter the landing strategies in people with patellar tendon pain and controls with and without tendon pathology.