Tendinopathy: Evidence-Informed Physical Therapy Clinical Reasoning

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Nov;45(11):816-8. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.0110.


Patients presenting with pain at the tendon, which is associated with physical tasks and activities that specifically load that tendon, are at the center of this special issue. The current terminology for a symptomatic tendon presentation is tendinopathy, as this does not denote an underlying pathology, but rather signals that all is not well in the tendon. Tendinopathy is a prevalent and substantial problem, as it interferes with a person's capacity to lead a physically active and healthy life, which has a considerable flow-on effect on society in general. This issue deals with the contemporary physical therapy management of tendinopathy by providing a mix of evidence review and clinical expert opinion on commonly presenting tendinopathies of the lower and upper limbs. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2015;45(11):816-818. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.0110.

Keywords: tendinopathies; tendon.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Humans
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Quality of Life
  • Tendinopathy / rehabilitation*