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Talking Tendons 4: Case study of Patellar Tendinopathy with Caz

Chatting to Caz in Talking Tendons 4

On The Run Smarter Podcast we begin a new mini-series on tendon pain. Because most lower limb tendons react and rehab the same way, we can learn the common principles and significantly enhance your running intelligence. In talking tendons 4 I talk to Caz who has agreed to be our first case study. After suffering with patella tendon pain for 5 months, we discuss her initial symptoms and how management spun out of control. Then we talk about the highs and lows of her journey, and discuss her recent flare-ups among the small wins and her battle to run the Melbourne Marathon this year.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Common characteristics and behaviour of patella tendinopathy
  2. Real-world presentation of the downward spiral
  3. Why sometimes you shouldn’t listen to doctors
  4. Tests you can perform to determine your tendon capacity
  5. Initial steps to control tendon irritability
  6. Why you need to be careful implementing speed
  7. The raw emotions and frustrations with chronic tendinopathy.

Congratulations on listening to this podcast and starting your run smarter journey. The run smarter podcast is designed to help you build on your running knowledge, so you can tackle all your running goals. Hosted by Brodie Sharpe with the mission to ‘bring clarity & control to every injured runner’. Firstly, gain the universal principles every runner needs to know by listening to the first podcast seasons. Secondly, find podcast topics tailored to your specific situation with either Brodie’s solo episodes, or special guest episodes. Lastly, execute on what you learn and transform into a stronger, healthier, SMARTER runner.

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