This webinar is designed to present the clinical problem of tendinopathic disease from biological perspective and explore therapy options for the management of this disease. The cellular and chemical factors are presented. Further an algorithmic approach to tendinopathy is presented with the goal of employing biologically sound interventions.

 Level of Instruction:  Intermediate

Course Objectives

  • Be able to contrast and compare the biological events occurring in inflammatory tendinitis and tendinopathic disease.
  • Match clinical findings to the underlying biology
  • Design treatment that is consistent with the state of the underlying tissue thereby improving clinical outcomes.
  • Understand the theoretical concepts underlying the use of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

Course Agenda

  • 8:00 PM – The cellular activity noted in inflammatory tendinitis and tendinopathic disease
  • The chemical mediators of tendinitis vs tendinopathy
  • The clinical presentation of tendinopathy
  • Treatment algorithms for tendinopathy vs tendinitis
  • Principles of soft tissue mobilization with instruments to address tendinopathic conditions
  • 9:30 PM – Q/A and Adjourn


  • Paul J. Bonzani, OTR/L, CHT, M.H.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor University of New Hampshire Dept. of Occupational Therapy.
Throughout his career he has had the fortunate opportunity to work with some of the finest hand surgeons and therapists in the country having held management positions at both The  University of Vermont—Fletcher Allen Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center.  Additionally he has been an adjunct instructor in both the Duke University Physical Therapy Program and the Program in Occupational Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Mr. Bonzani brings 22 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and industrial rehabilitation.  Paul has presented nationally in the areas of biomechanics and rehabilitation of the shoulder, nerve compression syndromes, RSI/CTD management and pain syndromes. He has published on the subjects of CTD/RSI management, thumb reconstruction, management of the rheumatoid elbow, shoulder and elbow tendonopathy, hand anatomy and nerve injuries.  Clinical specialties include rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, chronic pain syndromes, TOS, nerve compression syndromes and neural dynamic disorders of the upper limb.  Current research interest is pain management of ulnar sided wrist pain following distal radius fractures.   Paul is a clinician, researcher, author and educator and considered to be one of the leading therapists in the care of shoulder, elbow and hand injuries in North America.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49


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