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Efficacy of heavy eccentric calf training for treating mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Myles Calder Murphy1,2,3,
  2. Mervyn J Travers1,4,
  3. Paola Chivers5,6,
  4. James Robert Debenham1,
  5. Sean Iain Docking7,
  6. Ebonie Kendra Rio7,
  7. William Gibson1
  1. 1 School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
  2. 2 SportsMed Subiaco, St John of God Health Care, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
  3. 3 Sports Science Sports Medicine Department, Western Australian Cricket Association, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  4. 4 School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia
  5. 5 Institute for Health Research, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
  6. 6 Exercise Medicine Research Institute & School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia
  7. 7 Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Myles Calder Murphy, School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6959, Australia; myles.murphy1{at}my.nd.edu.au

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  • Contributors MCM developed the idea, developed the protocol, performed the systematic review, performed the analysis and developed the manuscript. MJT developed the idea, developed the protocol, performed the systematic review and developed the manuscript. JRD, SID, EKR and PC developed the manuscript. WG developed the idea, developed the protocol, supervised the systematic review and developed the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The final data sheet is freely available via figshare (https://figshare.com/articles/Efficacy_of_heavy_eccentric_calf_training_for_treating_mid-portion_Achilles_tendinopathy_a_systematic_review_and_meta-analysis/7562435).

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. A reference in table 3 has been corrected.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MCM developed the idea, developed the protocol, performed the systematic review, performed the analysis and developed the manuscript. MJT developed the idea, developed the protocol, performed the systematic review and developed the manuscript. JRD, SID, EKR and PC developed the manuscript. WG developed the idea, developed the protocol, supervised the systematic review and developed the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The final data sheet is freely available via figshare (https://figshare.com/articles/Efficacy_of_heavy_eccentric_calf_training_for_treating_mid-portion_Achilles_tendinopathy_a_systematic_review_and_meta-analysis/7562435).

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. A reference in table 3 has been corrected.

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