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Online Course: Tendon Plasticity

Speciality Classification
1 hour

Tendons have an amazing ability to adapt to external load. These changes occur on a structural level within the tendon and can result in an increase in anteroposterior diameter. In tendinopathy, it appears that there are also unique changes in excitatory and inhibitory stimuli from the brain to the muscles. In this course, Ebonie Rio will help you understand why the thickening of tendons is actually a good thing. She will also explain the related changes that can occur in the brain and the effect this has on motor control.


This course aims to explain the changes that occur at both a structural and cortical level in tendinopathy.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  • Video
  • Reading activity
  • Quiz
  • Target audience

    This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


    Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
    Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
    Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.7 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

    Requirements to complete this course

    In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  • Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
  • Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  • Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  • Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  • Complete a course evaluation form.
  • Learning outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • discuss the adaptations that occur in tendinopathy at both the tendon and the brain level
    • select at least 4 characteristics of pain in tendinopathy
    • correctly identify management strategies for adaptations at both the tendon and the brain level
    Online Course: Tendon Plasticity
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Patellar Tears and Instability, Plastic and|or reconstructive surgical
    Provider Type
    Non Profit Organisation
    1 hour
    Price Details
    Included with a subscription
    Included with a subscription
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