09 Mar 2020 - 10 Mar 2020    
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Metropolitan Golf Club
Fritz Sonnenberg Drive, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Jill Cook (Aussie)
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Craig says - this is the best lower limb tendon course and experienced internationanal researcher and lecturer covering the most up to date diagnosis, imaging, treatment options and rehab strategies for the achilles and patella tendons and more...
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THE LOWER LIMB TENDON COURSE with Jill Cook; Metropolitan Golf Club, Fritz Sonnenberg Drive, Mouille Point, Cape Town; 09 – 10 March 2020.

Course times : 8am – 6pm on day 1 and 8am – 3.30pm on day 2 


Course material



Tendinopathy (pain and dysfunction in a tendon) is a common complaint presenting to clinicians. It can be persistent and resistant to treatment.
Understanding the pathology and pain and the role of different loads in tendinopathy is essential to provide the clinician with scientific approaches to the assessment and management of a person with tendinopathy. This knowledge will also provide the clinician with the knowledge to sift through all the treatment options in the literature and on the internet, to be able to provide the right advice to their clients.

Three scientific articles related to this topic
a) Cook, J. L., et al. (2016). “Revisiting the continuum model of tendon pathology: what is its merit in clinical practice and research?” British Journal of Sports Medicine.
b) Rio, E., et al. (2015). “Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduces inhibition in patellar tendinopathy.” British Journal of Sports Medicine 49 (19)(19): 1277-1283.
c) Fearon, A. M., et al. (2014). “Greater trochanteric pain syndrome negatively affects work, physical activity and quality of life: a case control study.” Journal of Arthroplasty 29(2): 383-386,.

Objectives of the course
The course will be a combination of lecture and practical demonstrations and practice. There will be opportunity for questions and discussions.

General objective
To understand the clinical presentation and management of lower limb tendinopathy

Specific objectives:
The learning objectives of the course are to:
• Be able to confidently distinguish tendon pain from other causes of patient pain
• Know the role of imaging (ultrasound, MRI) in management of tendon pain
• Be aware of the rationale for the 4-stage treatment approach that includes isometric strengthening, isotonic exercises, energy storage exercises and sport-specific rehabilitation
• Assess the patient’s capacity and devise a treatment program to address specific limitations in capacity that are relevant for that patient’s goals

Structure of the course
Number of hours:14
Support material (manual/slides): Slides provided to course convenor, to be made into handouts. PowerPoint not to be provided to participants.
Percent of theory versus practice: 50/50


Day 1
8.00 Registration
8.30-10 Understanding tendon pathology and pain
10-10.45 The role of imaging in diagnosis and management
11-12.30 Understanding tendon load, taking a tendinopathy history
1-2.00 Questions, principles of examining a person with tendinopathy
2-3.00 Assessment of lower limb tendinopathy practical
3.15-4.30 Assessment continued
4.30-5.30 Principles of managing tendinopathy
5.30-6.00 Questions/discussion and close

Day 2
8-9.00 Principles of managing tendinopathy continued
9-10.15 Isometric exercise practical
10.30–12 Isometric exercise practical continued
12.30-2.00 Management of lower limb tendinopathy practical
2.15-3.00 Management of lower limb tendinopathy continued
3.00-3.30 Managing an athlete in the competitive season; questions and close


How to book for this course?

How To Book This Course:

• Step 1: Create an account; register your details here or click on the ‘Members Area’ button on the top menu: we need your details in order to reserve your seat and email you the preliminary

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Course Times

Course times : 8am – 6pm on day 1 and 8am – 3.30pm on day 2 


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