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Why isn’t my patient’s tennis elbow getting better? 3 tips for treating lateral elbow pain

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One of our more popular posts on our blog was The Physio Matters podcast with Val Jones where they discussed “Tennis Elbow” and treatment options.

We recently came across this great video from physiotherapist David Pope where he looks at “Tennis Elbow”:

In this video, you’ll discover three key research-based tips to help you get your lateral elbow pain patients on track, including:

  • How to make sure you’ve got an accurate diagnosis, and you’re actually treating lateral elbow tendinopathy rather than another presentation
  • Treatments you need to avoid like the plague, that will lead to worse outcomes – Specific exercise instructions you can use with your patients – how much and how often should they get stuck into their strengthening exercises?



[WATCH] Physio Edge 083 Running gait retraining, strengthening, glutes & ITB syndrome. Q&A with Tom Goom

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What are the key components when assessing and treating runners? Should your treatment of running injuries focus on glutes? How can your runners schedule their training to improve recovery?

Physiotherapists Tom Goom and David Pope answer your questions on how to assess and treat patients with running-related injuries, including:

  • The key concepts when assessing and treating running injuries
  • Gait retraining programs
  • The best ways to change running technique
  • Does gait retraining cause fatigue? – Is gait retraining suitable in painfree runners?
  • What are the most important elements to prevent injury in runners?
  • Scheduling to improve recovery from injury. When should your runner run, and when should they rest?
  • Can we increase leg stiffness when running? Does increasing leg stiffness reduce injury risk?
  • Strengthening for runners
  • Do glutes become underactive or “not fire properly”?
  • Does improving glute strength improve running mechanics?
  • Calf tears – how can you treat these?
  • What tests can you perform for your runners calves?
  • Do runners have “stiff hips”, and does it matter? – Can you help runners with meniscal tears? – How can you treat ITB syndrome?
  • Is barefoot running helpful or harmful?
  • Should we run in only 1 shoe if we want to win a race?