EFFECTIVE tendinopathy MANAGEMENT

As Movement Specialists, we have developed a complete philosophy to target your tendinopathy issue. Helping you get on the road to recovery quickly and effectively.

Understanding the issue
Tendinopathy, also referred to as tendinitis or tendinosis, is a degenerative condition of a tendon. Tendons are flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect muscle to bone. It is a common condition that most often affects the shoulder (rotator cuff & biceps tendinopathy), elbow (tennis elbow & golfer’s elbow), wrist (De Quervain’s tenosynovitis), hip (gluteus medius tendinopathy), knee (patella tendinopathy/jumper’s knee), ankle (achilles tendinopathy) or foot (plantar fasciitis).

Tendinopathy is a common condition resulting from a long lasting ongoing stress to the tendon tissue and is very common, for example, in sportsmen or repetitive loading jobs but can affect anyone.

In the adult population (21-60 years), the incidence rate of Achilles tendinopathy is 2.35 per 1,000. In 35% of the cases, a relationship with sports activity was recorded (de Jonge et al, 2011). However, a quarter of all athletes, and over half of all endurance runners, suffer Achilles tendinopathy at some point (Institute of sport, exercise & health).

Tendinopathy isn’t a serious condition however it can be very painful and last for a long time, potentially 6-24 months, if it’s not addressed properly. However most of the clients fully recover in 3 to 6 months.

CAUSATIVE FACTORS

There are plenty of different factors that can cause a tendinopathy. The most common reason is overuse of the tendon which can be a result of muscle weakness or muscle imbalance, poor control of body movement or too rapid an increase of loading.

Other risk factors includes e.g. hormonal changes in women, diabetes, thyroid problems, obesity, age over 30, gender: it is more common in men.

If you do sports or repetitive (heavy) work it’s important that your muscles and tendons are strong enough to tolerate the loading, you have good movement control, you have enough time to recover from the loading and you build up load wisely and slowly enough.

our first action: remove your pain

Body Logic Health, working with the latest evidence based treatment information, have put together a complete solution for knee pain treatment. Our full treatment pathway will take you beyond the ‘quick fix’ and through the necessary phases to make sure you return to the activities your enjoy.

Important First Step
Your pain must be addressed first, it is important to be able to get on with your daily activities, and there are huge benefits to returning to normal activities. Your movement specialist will complete a full assessment to understand the best way forwards for your condition.

You will then have explained fully to you;

​The reason for your symptoms and the full diagnosis.

The first step to ‘remove your pain’

You will then begin the best treatment to help your recovery, and our highly skilled physiotherapists will give you the best outline of the time frame for this first step.

N.B.
If you have made it this far previously and find yourself in treatment again then there are a few key factors that you need to be aware of;

Have you continued to address the underlying factors?

Unfortunately many people find they drop back into the old habits, this causes a return of the stresses on the soft tissues, which you will now understand relates to a return of symptoms.

Did you complete the full treatment pathway?

Recurrence is the toughest area to address in tendinopathy injuries, primarily if you only completed the first step previously then the chances are you have not changed how the body is moving to prevent loading and issues returning at a later date, with control and strength being important parts of the fully recovery.

The ability of our team to identify poor movement patterns, muscle imbalances, timing faults and related issues both above and below the specific tendon injury means the team are ideally placed to explain and address these factors to move you to a better long term result and allow you to spend more time doing the activities you enjoy.

THE MOVEMENT & PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS

We assess, analyse and correct movement patterns to improve your health and performance. If you have any questions please call us on 020 7924 6068

Build A Better You

Building your foundation is the key to step 2, to complete this phase we need to identify the underlying movement faults that you have. You have a couple of options here depending on your specific requirements and end goals;

1. Movement Screen – a brilliant way to understand how you move and the effect on your tissue loading and can be related back to the reasons behind your injury.

2. Pilates Discovery Session – can be an exciting option looking forward at your long term movement health, the the screen helping identify issues in your movement that can then be addressed through targeted Pilates sessions.

3. Running Video Analysis – if running is your thing then this a great way to change the way you move to prevent future issues.

4. Rehabilitation & Walking Evaluation – your tendinopathy is going to require more input than just pain removal, and our performance team can build your training loads up to make sure you maximise your recovery. It is crucial to understanding the options to improve patterning and create long term movement health.

The main goal in building your foundation is to not only identify the underlying causative factors but explain why they are there so you can make lifestyle changes to help avoid recurrence and begin the movement retraining phase to adapt how you move to change excessive loading and tissue stress building up again in the body.

elevate your performance

The hardest part for everyone is to stay motivated once you are feeling great and moving well again. We all know life gets in the way of looking after you. If you feel you need further help to achieve your performance goals or to maintain your lifestyle, there are ways we can help you.

If you have completed the first two steps, you are now ready to achieve lifestyle and performance goals, step 3. At this phase our great sports rehabilitation team will often take over your management. 

There are plenty of options for you depending on your specific goals, so please discuss your options with your physiotherapist. This step will complete your tendinopathy solution, and will involve individually designed programmes to complement your home exercise programme.

You can see the whole pain to performance tendinopathy solution. This will help you create movement health and enjoy the life you want to live.

Don’t delay starting your tendinopathy treatment pathway to help you return to your life without your current issue.

Start your journey today
and enjoy your life again.

Arthur Leventhorpe
Arthur Leventhorpe
2022-03-24
All staff are super friendly, Sergio has saved my shoulder, always enjoy coming here
Sharon Byrne
Sharon Byrne
2022-03-22
Just finished a six week massage course with Andrew Walker; have to say that I’ve had many massages before with very little interaction and not knowing what was causing my back problems when I left, but Andrew was very different! Excercises to do every week, explaining what might be the cause and spoke to me in a manner that I knew what he meant! He’s definitely worth every star! Would also like to mention the lovely lady on reception, Harriet who is so welcoming and always has a smile on her face 🥰
James Lamper
James Lamper
2022-03-03
Great professional team, excellent customer service. They helped me move from chronic pain and mobility issues, to being injury free, moving with confidence, and running with great technique. Body Logic will take care of you, and your health!
Chiara Cristoni
Chiara Cristoni
2022-02-28
I had a running analysis with Andrew at BodyLogicHealth and found it very informative. The idea of dissecting my running style on a big screen was slightly uncomfortable but it turned out very interesting and useful! Andrew pointed out a few things that can be tweaked to improve my running efficiency as well lower injury risk, but also highlighted what I am doing right. It was a quite in-depth session and I would really recommend it! A big thank you to all staff at BLH, great service always!
Josef Wisniewski
Josef Wisniewski
2022-02-28
I have been seeing Alex at Body Logic for around 9 months, rehabilitating my sports injury and have had excellent treatment so far. Everyone is very friendly, the gym equipment is good quality and the physios are extremely knowledgeable and supportive. I also had a running analysis session with another physio which was a really great experience. I am almost fully recovered and with the help that Alex that has given me I am hoping to be able to hike to Everest Base camp in a couple of months time. I would highly recommend Body Logic for physiotherapy to anyone!
Lucie Burns
Lucie Burns
2022-02-24
I’ve been visiting Body Logic on and off for a few years (for different ailments). Every time I have received a friendly and professional service. It is one of the only physios where I feel they have a good understanding of what is wrong and present a solid plan for getting me back on track. With previous physios I always left feeling treatment was guess-work and have never really recovered. Body Logic’s ethos to correct body movements help you not only recover from injury but prevent future ones. This, supported by their high-quality Pilates instructors provides holistic support to ensure you are using your body correctly. Highly recommend.
Aidan McMahon
Aidan McMahon
2022-02-24
Superb experience and got me returning to running after seeing another physio (unsuccessfully for 8 months previously!). Would highly recommend working with Andrew, Roisin & Alex - a great team!

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