Manual therapy should not be on the sideline in the game of treating tendinopathy
The Journal of manual & manipulative therapy
Joint mobilization; pain; tendon
Tendinopathy is a common but difficult condition to manage in the orthopedic and sports settings. Despite strong evidence supporting exercise and load-management, a substantial proportion of individuals with the condition do not achieve a satisfactory long-term outcome. Tendinopathy can be associated with a number of impairments, including mobility deficits, muscle performance impairments, pain, and possible altered central pain processing - all of which are indications for manual therapy. Manual therapy has not been well described in the management of tendinopathy, even though its indications match the impairments associated with the condition. In this clinical perspective, the role of manual therapy in the management of tendinopathy is explored, with the intention of expanding possible treatment strategies for this challenging condition.
Jayaseelan, Dhinu J.; Sault, Josiah D.; and Fernandez-de-Las-Penas, Cesar, "Manual therapy should not be on the sideline in the game of treating tendinopathy" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 627.
Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences