PT Inquest Episode 131: Exercise vs Injection for Gluteal Tendinopathy

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Exercise and education is better than steroid injection for gluteal tendinopathy! Hooray for physical therapy! Or is it? What are the options and how great are they? We end this season with another example of an article and an intervention that we use and love, but we may want to pump the brakes a little. See you all next season!!!

THIS ARTICLE IS CURRENTLY OPEN ACCESS SO FOLLOW THE LINK TO READ IT!

Education plus exercise versus corticosteroid injection use versus a wait and see approach on global outcome and pain from gluteal tendinopathy: prospective, single blinded, randomised clinical trial.
Mellor R, Bennell K, Grimaldi A, Nicolson P, Kasza J, Hodges P, Wajswelner H, Vicenzino B.
BMJ. 2018 May 2;361:k1662. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k1662.

Here is the pre-trial protocol: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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