Physio+10 focuses on the journeys of trailblazing Physiotherapists and today's conversation is with Professor Jill Cook. Jill has been at the forefront of tendon rehabilitation and shares for the first time, how it was she went from using the historical RICE model of tendon management, to tendon loading, as the form of treatment. Seems remarkable today, but this change in our understanding is largely due to Jill's ongoing pursuit of better tendon outcomes.
As we travelled along Jill's journey as a Physiotherapist, she shared her convictions and thoughts on many related Physiotherapy topics, including undergraduate education. I think you will find this a very informative conversation.
Thanks for listening.
You can also watch our conversation here.
Jill Cook is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill's research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing and presenting workshops both in Australia and overseas.
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