Day 1 (Symposium) - June 15, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:00pm; The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility | $275.00 (Day 1 only)

Day 2 (Workshop) - June 16, 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm; The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility | $600.00 (Full Academy - Lunch included Day 2) 


  Masterclass - June 20, 2018, 4:00pm - 8:00pm; University of Toronto, 500 University Ave. Room 132 | $300.00


Masterclass - June 22, 2018, 2:30pm - 6:30pm; CHU Sainte-Justine, 3175 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Marcelle-Lacoste room | $300.00

*Please note that there are just 30 spots available for each Masterclass. These events are for physiotherapists only.

Professor Cook returns to Canada for a three-city Masterclass tour. She will offer exclusive 30-person hands-on clinical tendon treatment masterclasses in Toronto and Montreal, and a 2-day Lower-limb Tendon Academy in Vancouver.



A rare chance to learn hands-on techniques in a small-class setting of 30 people. Discover, discuss and learn practical techniques relating to topics, such as:

  • Assessment of lower limb tendinopathy 
  • Management of lower limb tendinopathy 
  • Isometric exercise practical

  • Managing an athlete in competitive season

2-Day Lower Limb Tendon Academy (Vancouver only)


This 2-day academy is a unique opportunity for a deep dive into lower limb tendon pathology, diagnosis and treatment with one of the world's leading experts on the subject. The first day is an in-depth lecture and discussion that you can choose to register for separately. Registration for the second day requires attendance on Day 1, as the concepts build on the previous day's discussion.


Day 1 - Lecture-style symposium 


Professor Cook will share her expert knowledge built from a career working as a clinical physiotherapist with top athletes and as a leading researcher in the area of lower limb tendons.

The learning objectives of the symposium will mean that after the course you will: 

  • Be able to confidently distinguish tendon pain from other causes of patient pain 
  • Know when to ignore/downplay imaging (Ultrasound, MRI) information about patients in relation to tendon pain 
  • Assess the patient’s capacity and devise a treatment program to address specific limitations in capacity that are relevant for that patient’s goals 
  • Be aware of the rationale for the 4-stage treatment approach that includes isometric strengthening, isotonic exercises, energy storage exercises and sport-specific rehabilitation 

The course will focus on management of clinical cases and you will be encouraged to contribute clinical scenarios ahead of the symposium. 


Day 2 - Theories & Techniques, a hands-on workshop


For 30 people only, Professor Cook will lead a round-table discussion of topics from the Saturday in further detail as well as clinical assessment of cases in the areas of:

  • In-season treatment of tendon pain  
  • Insertional tendon problems 
  • The patient who has seen everyone 
  • More detailed exercise demonstration for the 4-step program. 

This will be a day to build your toolbox, learn new techniques at the feet of a master clinician.


Attendance at Day 1 is a pre-requisite for Day 2.


About Professor Cook: 

Professor Jill Cook, PhD, Grad Cert Higher Ed, PG Dip Manips, BAppSci (Phty) is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill’s research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she has investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing and presenting workshops both in Australia and overseas.

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Please contact The Centre for Hiphealth and Mobility at or [email protected] for more information.