Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, PhD, ATC

Karin Grävare Silbernagel,

Tendon Injury/Lower Leg Studies

Research Goal: To treat and rehabilitate individuals with chronic and acute tendon injuries to achieve the optimal response in the tendon, while improving patients’ impairments and symptoms. Currently, the majority of research involves patients with Achilles and Patellar tendon injuries.

Ongoing projects:
  • A prospective clinical trial comparing the effect of exercise as treatment for Achilles tendinopathy, between men and women. Recovery will be evaluated using outcome measures for tendon structure (US imaging) and mechanical properties (continuous shear wave elastography), along with validated measures of muscle tendon function and symptoms. Read more about the study here. This study is currently recruiting patients. Find out more information hereIf you are interested in participating, click here.
  • A randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of activity modification during rehabilitation on recovery from patellar tendinopathy in active individuals. Find out more information here.This study is recruiting. If you are interested in participating  Click here.
  • Evaluating lower leg function and tendon structure after Achilles tendon rupture with a goal of developing rehabilitation protocols to address any residual deficits.
To learn more about Dr. Silbernagel’s current research studies and projects, please contact:

Tendon Research Lab
Phone:302-831 3145


Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD
Phone: 302-831 4808

Post-Doctoral researcher:

Jennifer A. Zellers, DPT

Current PhD Students:

Andrew Sprague, PT, DPT

Nabeel Hamdan Alghamdi, BScPT, MS

Patrick Corrigan, PT, DPT