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Professor Jill Cook, PT, PhD – Clinical Tendon Symposium & Masterclass
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June 15 & 16 in Vancouver – June 20 in Toronto – June 22 in Montreal

The world’s leading tendon physiotherapist is coming to Vancouver to share her pearls with you. Professor Cook returns to Canada to offer an evening symposium on Friday, June 15 and an exclusive 1-day workshop on Saturday, June 16 in Vancouver. Next stop of the tour will be in Toronto on Wednesday, June 20 for an evening 1-day masterclass. Following Toronto, Professor Cook will be in Montreal to present an afternoon 1-day masterclass on Friday, June 22.

Professor Cook will share her expert knowledge built from a career working as a clinical physiotherapist with top athletes and as a leading researcher in the area of lower limb tendons. This tour is not to be missed!

The 2-day academy in Vancouver is a unique opportunity for a deep dive into lower limb tendon pathology, diagnosis and treatment with one of the world’s leading experts on the subject. The first day is an in-depth lecture and discussion that you can choose to register for separately. Registration for the second day requires attendance on Day 1, as the concepts build on the previous day’s discussion.

The learning objectives of the symposium will mean that after the course you will:

  • Be able to confidently distinguish tendon pain from other causes of patient pain
  • Know when to ignore/downplay imaging (Ultrasound, MRI) information about patients in relation to tendon pain
  • Assess the patient’s capacity and devise a treatment program to address specific limitations in a capacity that are relevant for that patient’s goals
  • Be aware of the rationale for the 4-stage treatment approach that includes isometric strengthening, isotonic exercises, energy storage exercises and sport-specific rehabilitation
  • The course will focus on management of clinical cases and you will be encouraged to contribute clinical scenarios ahead of the symposium.

For 30 people only, Professor Cook will lead a round-table discussion of topics from the Saturday in further detail as well as a clinical assessment of cases in the areas of:

  • In-season treatment of tendon pain
  • Insertional tendon problems
  • The patient who has seen everyone
  • More detailed exercise demonstration for the 4-step program.
  • This will be a day to build your toolbox, learn new techniques at the feet of a master clinician.

Attendance at the symposium is a pre-requisite for the masterclass.


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Professor Jill Cook, PT, PhD

Jill Cook is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill’s research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she has investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing and presenting workshops both in Australia and overseas.

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