4/05/23: Tendinopathy Rehabilitation: If One Size Fits All Is Out, Then What?

Time:  April 5, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Central Daylight Time

Note: If you are unable to attend the live event, you will be automatically enrolled in the on-demand version.  The on-demand version will be available six weeks after the live broadcast.

Description: Tendinopathy presents an enormous clinical challenge due to high prevalence and chronic nature of the pathology. Exercise rehabilitation is considered to have the highest evidence for effectiveness as treatment, yet many patients struggle with pain and symptoms for a long time. During rehabilitation, questions arise in prescribing exercise (dosing and type of exercises) and in individualizing treatment plans. Response to treatment also varies between patients. This webinar aims to give an overview on how injury and exercise affects tendons, discuss the presence of subgroups of patients and how to individualize the treatments from initial injury to return to sport. The focus will be on lower extremity tendinopathies in general and Achilles tendinopathy specifically.

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the evidence for various types of exercise treatments for patients with tendinopathy.
  • Identify the influence of activity level, age, metabolic and psychosocial factors on injury risk, treatment and recovery.
  • Apply the evidence from research on the topic of examination, and intervention to the individual patient with tendinopathy.
  • Discuss how multiple factors can contribute to tendon pain and function within a biopsychosocial model.
  • Develop an individualized rehabilitative plan of care for return to sport in patients with tendinopathy.

Instructor: Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD

Audience: Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Continuing Education Credits: 

Occupational Therapists: 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 05732. This distance learning interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapists:

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. 

The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval:  CT, IA, and WA 


The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago DBA Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago DBA Shirley Ryan AbilityLab designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Leadership and Staff:

Ben Friedman, Director of CME - Has nothing to disclose.
Rebecca Bagdy, Executive Director, Academy - Has nothing to disclose.

Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:

Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.


Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:

Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD                                                 
Financial: Receives grants from NIH NIAMS and American College of Rheumatology; receives honoraria from Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Non-financial: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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