Our research aims to reveal mechano-biological mechanisms by which physiotherapy (tendon mechanical loading) — independently or in combination with biologic agents — can promote healing of tendinopathies. We predict that a detailed understanding of this mechanism will translate into changes in clinical practice which can directly benefit the increasing population of individuals with pathologic heel, elbow and shoulder tendons.
Ongoing projects include:
– In vivo approaches to examine mechanisms of tendinopathy
– In vivo assessment of therapeutics (mechanical and/or biologic) for healing of tendinopathy
– In vitro (tissue explant) investigations of mechanisms of tendinopathy