Achilles Tendon Workshop and Survey

Year published: 2021

The ATOCP Research Leads, Rebecca Kearney and David Keene, have received funding from the Orthopaedic Trauma Society to conduct a survey and workshop to develop a future research project on Achilles tendon rupture rehabilitation.

The project has been approved by the University of Warwick Biomedical and Scientific Research Ethics Committee (BSREC), with reference BSREC 69/20-21.

The workshop invitation follows this text, the survey information is attached.

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Forming optimum physiothERapy inteRventions AfteR an AchIlles tendon rupture: UK FERRARI development

Chief Investigator: Professor Rebecca Kearney

Co-applicants: Professor Matthew Costa and Dr David Keene


You are invited to take part in a virtual workshop on Achilles tendon rupture rehabilitation to answer the question:

‘In a patient population who have sustained a primary acute Achilles tendon rupture, what are the RCT design considerations for evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of different rehabilitation protocols?’

The workshop will inform a planned future research application to NIHR to improve treatments for this injury. The workshop will be chaired by Professor Costa and take place 1 st April 6-8pm. Briefly the workshop will include:

• Presentations from Professor Kearney and Dr Keene on experiences and learning from UKSTAR and PATH2 RCTs, followed by presentations on a recent literature review and survey of current rehabilitation protocols.

• Small group breakout sessions to discuss the future direction of rehabilitation research for patients with an Achilles tendon rupture.

• Whole group discussion to seek areas of consensus to take forwards into a future proposed funding application for this important area.

If you would like to attend and are available, please email Professor Kearney ( Due to the constraints of virtual working there will be a limit of 30 places, therefore we may not able to accommodate all those interested, but will keep the networks informed of any developments that follow.

Yours Sincerely,

Professor Rebecca Kearney

University of Warwick



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