Session 6 – Achilles Tendons with Seth O’Neill

May 26, 2014
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Session 6 – Achilles Tendons – In and around the TA with Seth O’Neill

Session 6 features an interview with Seth O’Neill, a free thinker and increasingly eminent name in the field of tendinopathy. Seth is currently undertaking PhD research on achilles tendons and is therefore perfectly placed to talk all things TA.

Podcast timeline:

00:00 – 01:50 – Session intro

01:50 – 05:08 – Seth O’Neil intro and biography

–        Why the Achilles tendon?

–        The TA – a broader perspective

05:08 – 18:44 – Simple clinical markers of TA involvement

–        Differential diagnosis in posterior ankle pain

–         Treating local v globally

18:44 – 32:02 – Mid-tendon v insertional pathology – tensile and compressive disorders

–        The importance of specificity

–         Common misconceptions in Achilles pain

32:02 – 43:14 – Tendon pain – what’s the source?

–        Central and peripheral sensitivity

–        Loading strategies for main management

43:14 – 49:39 – Imaging – is scanning useful

–        Acute v degenerative tissue changes

–        UTC – the future of scanning?

49:39 – 60:57 – Common treatment and management – past and current concepts

–        Injection therapy – a role in tendon treatment?

–        The mystery of tendon management – the direction of future research

60:57 – 64:21 – Again, why the Achilles tendon – once more with feeling!

–        A classification-based approach

–        SoMe, signposting and the future

64:21 – Outro and shownotes

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