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PowerTalk : Achilles Tendon Rupture: Treatment and Expectations for Recovery

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19:00 - 21:00 UUR


Achilles tendon rupture is an acute injury that mostly occurs without any preceding symptoms or warnings. If the treatment should be surgical or non-surgical is also being debated. This presentation will describe the injury mechanism and risk factors for injury. It will guide you through the decision making for determining if treatment should be surgical and non-surgical, and/or early or late mobilization. The reasons for continued impairments and obstacles for full recovery and return to sports will be reviewed. A detailed description of how to design the rehabilitation program in the early and late stages will be also be described along with simple clinical methods for evaluating the recovery of the patient.


  1. Describe the injury mechanism and risk factors for the injury
  2. Understand the underlying reasons for the lack of full recovery of strength and function in patients/athletes with an Achilles tendon rupture.
  3. Identify tests and measures to evaluate progress of patients with an Achilles tendon rupture.
  4. Develop a rehabilitation program from the acute stage until return to sport.


Karin Silbernagel

Dr Karin Silbernagel is an Associate Professor at the University of Delaware (Newark, USA). She is principal investigator of Tendon Research Group. She has been a physical therapist for over 30 years and performed research on tendon injuries for over 20 years. The Delaware Tendon Research Group is an interdisciplinary team focused on improving treatment outcomes for tendon injuries. Her work has been directly integrated into the clinical guidelines for treatment of patients with tendon injuries. Dr Karin Silbernagel has presented at numerous conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals (100+ published articles to date) and is in contact with patients in the clinic on weekly basis.


Kinesitherapeuten, sportkinesitherapeuten en manueel therapeuten.


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58€ (excl btw)


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