Conservative Management of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy A Mixed Methods Study, Integrating Systematic Review and Clinical Reasoning
Victoria Rowe, Stephanie Hemmings, Christian Barton, Peter Malliaras, Nicola Maffulli, Dylan Morrissey
SPORTS MEDICINE | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Clinicians manage midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) using complex clinical reasoning underpinned by a rapidly developing evidence base. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study were to develop an inclusive, accessible review of the literature in combination with an account of expert therapists' related clinical reasoning to guide clinical practice and future research. METHODS: Searches of the electronic databases, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, PEDro, CINAHL, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were conducted for all papers published from inception to November 2011. Reference lists and citing articles were searched for further relevant articles. Inclusion required studies to evaluate the ..View full abstract
We thank all the physiotherapists who took the time to be interviewed for this project, especially those who took part in the respondent validation sessions. We thank the Nuffield Foundation for funding early work on this project, and in particular Cabella Lowe and Mr Charles Percy for their collaborative efforts.