UBC-Vancouver Looking for People With Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy (also known as tendinitis, or tendinosis) can severely limit participation in daily tasks, let alone physical activities like running and sports like Ultimate. In particular, the cutting and pivoting movements found when playing Ultimate can cause and aggravate this condition, which can often last for months to years as it is challenging to treat.

Dr. Alex Scott’s lab at the University of British Columbia has developed a new prototype technology to aid in Achilles tendinopathy treatment. Our goal is to bring this new exercise intervention out of the lab and into the real world, and we’re looking for participants to test out the prototype so we can improve it based on feedback from potential users (you!).

Who are we looking for?

  • 19-60 years old.

  • Diagnosed with Achilles tendinopathy/tendinitis/tendinosis by any healthcare practitioner.

  • Symptoms have persisted for at least 3 months.

What does the study involve?

  • Single 90 minute in-person testing session at either University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus OR Vancouver General Hospital.

  • Session will include usability testing of the prototype followed by a brief interview .

Benefits of participation

  • Stipend of $100 CAD for completing the single session.

  • Help us improve the technology based on your needs and past experiences with tendinopathy!

So how do I sign up!?

Study Contact

Kohle Merry, Research Assistant, kohle.merry@hiphealth.ca