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Treatment of Tendinopathy  – Research Update – February 2014

Treatment of Tendinopathy – Research Update – February 2014

I thought it might be time to begin revisiting some of the key topics I have covered thus far. The first topic to update being Treatment of Tendinopathy. For those interested, my last post in this topic can be found here. One of the great recent articles I reviewed was by Rio et al (2014). […]

By February 25, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Clinical Diagnosis of Meniscal Tears in the Knee – Research Evidence

Clinical Diagnosis of Meniscal Tears in the Knee – Research Evidence

Hi all. This post continues on with the theme relating to the “usefulness” of clinical tests. The time the topic of this post is “Clinical Diagnosis of Meniscal Tears in the Knee – Research Evidence”. Once again this post throws values around for sensitivity, specificity, LR’s etc. So here is some information from a previous […]

By November 23, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
VMO and Patellofemoral Pain

VMO and Patellofemoral Pain

I have previously discussed Patellofemoral pain and the evidence base behind the diagnosis, pre-disposing factors and treatment of this disorder (link here). As discussed in the above-mentioned post a significant volume of literature would suggest that the clinical utility of “clinical tests” for diagnosing Patellofemoral pain is poor, that being they lack specificity, sensitivity, and […]

By October 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Clinical Tests for the Hip – Labral Tears, Hip Impingement, Intra-articular Hip Pathologies.

Clinical Tests for the Hip – Labral Tears, Hip Impingement, Intra-articular Hip Pathologies.

Further to my last post I thought we might start by looking at the clinical usefulness of tests we do for diagnosis of hip disorders. So todays question: How useful are Clinical Tests for the Hip in diagnosing Labral Tears, Hip Impingement and/or Intra-artciular Hip Pathologies? Evidence Regarding Orthopaedic Clinical/Special Tests A systematic review by […]

By August 12, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Physiotherapy Treatment of Tendinopathy – Research Evidence

Physiotherapy Treatment of Tendinopathy – Research Evidence

The following is a summary of the Research Evidence in relation to Tendinopathy. In particular the Physiotherapy Treatment of Tendinopathy. As per previous “Research Evidence” posts I plan to re-visit this post to keep it up to date. General Research on Tendinopathy Treatment Wasielewski and Kotsko (2007) Systematic review looking at the use of eccentric […]

Physiotherapy Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- Research Evidence

Physiotherapy Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- Research Evidence

In my recent post I briefly reviewed the components of Evidence Based Practice (EBP). As we saw, Research Based Evidence is one component of EBP. Subsequent to the EBP post, I plan to regularly post information in relation to the Research Evidence Base for various conditions. Over time I will then revisit each topic over […]

By February 27, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
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