Physiotherapists Cite Mounting Evidence That Loading Is Needed To Heal Tendons

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by Laurie Erickson.


Research abstract and photos of two lead authors from Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Karim Khan wrote this review article to summarize the mounting evidence that injured tendons need loading to heal and be healthy. He uses the term mechanotherapy to refer to the way loading can stimulate tissue repair. This concept has been the leading treatment philosophy for tendinopathy.