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.

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.
  • 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.
To learn more about Dr. Silbernagel’s current research studies and projects, please contact:

Tendon Research Lab
Phone:302-831 3145
tendonresearch@udel.edu

or

Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD
Phone: 302-831 4808
kgs@udel.edu

Post-Doctoral researcher:


Jennifer A. Zellers, DPT

Current PhD Students:


Andrew Sprague, PT, DPT


Nabeel Hamdan Alghamdi, BScPT, MS


Patrick Corrigan, PT, DPT