Patellar Tendinopathy

by Human Kinetics

Welcome to Patellar Tendinopathy Management. This course is part of the Positional Release Therapy Video Series by Human Kinetics. The content of this course is geared to provide continuing education credits for health care professionals, such as athletic trainers and physical therapists, who utilize manual therapy to alleviate patellar tendinopathy in their patients.

Learning Objectives 

1. Articulate at least three factors that may contribute to the development of patellar tendinopathy. 

2. Demonstrate at least two key positional release therapy (PRT) techniques for treatment of patellar tendinopathy. 

3. Provide a rationale for the implementation of PRT in a treatment regimen for patellar tendinopathy.


· Acute, subacute, and chronic pain 

· Neuropathic pain 

· Somatic referred pain 

· Muscle spasm 

· Tissue hypertonicity 

· Range of motion deficit 

· Joint hypomobility 

· Fibromyalgia 

· Central sensitization syndrome 

· Peripheral sensitization 

· Postconcussion syndrome 

· Headache 

· Myofascial pain syndrome 

· Cumulative trauma 

· Lymphatic compromise 

· Hypoperfusion 

· Muscular weakness 

· Visceral dysfunction 


· Absolute 

· Open wounds 

· Acute nerve root compression 

· Infection 

· Deep vein thrombosis 

· Pain or neurologic symptomology during treatment 

· Healing fracture 

· Aneurysm 

· Acute rheumatory conditions 

· Hematoma 

· Acute concussion 

· Relative 

· Herniated disc 

· Vertebral stenosis 

· Sutures 

· History of motor neuron disease 


Monitor the patient during marked cervical extension for vertebral artery compression signs.

1 Introduction Patellar Tendinopathy .mp4

2 Patellar Tendinopathy Assessment.mp4

3 Patella Tendinopathy Treatment 1 Anterior Knee.mp4

4 Patellar Tendon Treatment 2 Posterior Knee.mp4

5 Patellar Tendinopathy Treatment 3 Adductors.mp4

6 Patellar Tendinopathy Conclusion.mp4

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Course Info

Sep 25, 2021
$ 59.00