JUMPER'S KNEE PROTOCOL


THE ULTIMATE PATELLAR TENDON RESOURCE

  • eBook & Video Series
  • Everything you need to know about the Patellar Tendon
  • Practical use of the tendon research

7-Part eBook & Video Series:


Part 1:

Make Sure it's Jumper's Knee


It could be Patellofemoral Pain

It could be Fat Pad

It could be Bursa

It could be Quadriceps Tendinopathy

It could be Plica


How do you know if it's Jumper's Knee?


Palpation soreness?

No.

Athletes with no Jumper's Knee can have tenderness in the Patellar Tendon.


Imaging?

No.

Pain-free athletes can have structural abnormalities.



Part 2:

Structure & Function


Patellar Tendon Structure


Patellar Tendon Function

Viscoelastic: Dual Function

FAST for PERFORMANCE

SLOW for HEALTH


What does this mean for healing the Patellar Tendon?


Wall sits for tendon health?

No.

That won't change the Patellar Tendon.


Bodyweight ISO Lunge for Tendon Health?

No.

That won't change the Patellar Tendon.

Part 3:

Resting

Bad for Structure

Bad for Function




What does this mean for painful Patellar Tendon?  Avoid rest?



Part 4:

Method 1

Ignore Degeneration

Treat the Donut


Degeneration doesn't change

Treat the Donut, Not the Hole

4-Stage Process


Part 5:

Method 2

Repair Degeneration

Treat the Hole


Degeneration does 

change

Treat the Hole

Heavy isometrics for stress relaxation


Which method is right?



Part 6:

Fixing Jumper's Knee


Stop elastic activities

Heavy isometrics

Heavy isotonics

Ease back into elastic activities


How specifically to progress?



Part 7:

Avoiding Jumper's Knee