Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, PhD, ATC
Karin Grävare Silbernagel,
PT, PhD, ATC
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.
- 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 here. 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
- A randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of activity modification during rehabilitation on recovery from patellar tendinopathy in active individuals. This study will begin recruiting soon.