Achilles and patellar tendinopathy loading programmes : a systematic review comparing clinical outcomes and identifying potential mechanisms for effectiveness.

@article{Malliaras2013AchillesAP,
  title={Achilles and patellar tendinopathy loading programmes : a systematic review comparing clinical outcomes and identifying potential mechanisms for effectiveness.},
  author={Peter Malliaras and Christian John Barton and Neil D Reeves and Henning Langberg},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={267-86}
}
INTRODUCTION Achilles and patellar tendinopathy are overuse injuries that are common among athletes. Isolated eccentric muscle training has become the dominant conservative management strategy for Achilles and patellar tendinopathy but, in some cases, up to 45 % of patients may not respond. Eccentric-concentric progressing to eccentric (Silbernagel combined) and eccentric-concentric isotonic (heavy-slow resistance; HSR) loading have also been investigated. In order for clinicians to make… CONTINUE READING