Mar 9 • Peter Malliaras

Education interventions in rotator cuff tendinopathy

We all understand providing education for people with rotator cuff tendinopathy (and other conditions) is really important but we have very few resources or guidance regarding what should be delivered and how.

In this episode, I discuss two qualitative studies exploring the views of patients and expert clinicians about what needs to be included in education for rotator cuff tendinopathy. We used the findings to develop an education resource which is embedded in one of the papers (Cridland et al). Some interesting insights.

I hope you enjoy. 


White, J., Mc Auliffe, S., Jepson, M., Burstein, F., Hopman, R., Morrissey, D., Haines, T. and Malliaras, P., 2020. ‘There is a very distinct need for education’among people with rotator cuff tendinopathy: An exploration of health professionals' attitudes. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 45, p.102103.

Cridland, K., Pritchard, S., Rathi, S. and Malliaras, P., 2021. ‘He explains it in a way that I have confidence he knows what he is doing’: A qualitative study of patients' experiences and perspectives of rotatorcuffrelated shoulder pain education. Musculoskeletal Care, 19(2), pp.217-231.