Eccentric Exercise Versus Eccentric Exercise and Soft Tissue Treatment (Astym) in the Management of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

@inproceedings{McCormack2016EccentricEV,
  title={Eccentric Exercise Versus Eccentric Exercise and Soft Tissue Treatment (Astym) in the Management of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy},
  author={Joshua R McCormack and Frank B. Underwood and Emily Joan Slaven and Thomas A. Cappaert},
  booktitle={Sports health},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Eccentric exercise is commonly used in the management of Achilles tendinopathy (AT) but its effectiveness for insertional AT has been questioned. Soft tissue treatment (Astym) combined with eccentric exercise could result in better outcomes than eccentric exercise alone. HYPOTHESIS Soft tissue treatment (Astym) plus eccentric exercise will be more effective than eccentric exercise alone for subjects with insertional AT. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized controlled trial… CONTINUE READING

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