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Achilles Tendon Physiotherapy
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Our Achilles tendon attaches three muscles called the plantaris, gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles to our calcaneal bone which is a bone of our heel.
It is the tendon of two muscles of the calf (lower leg), which are
Our Achilles tendon runs
behind our ankles. It is the strongest, thickest and most durable tendon
in our entire body, and it's about 15 cm long (roughly 6 inches). It begins near the
center of the calf muscle, and attaches to the muscles all the way near
its distal insertion point (that's specificly what that makes it
How strong is it? Extremely. Just one Achilles tendon can carry up to 400% the
human weight when walking, and up to 800% when running.
Our Achilles tendon can get injured and damaged, like any other structures in our bodies. However, when it's injured, it's typically NOT operated on. Usually doctors rely on:
to correct any mis/mal-alignments. Doctors tend to try to avoid prescribing anti-inflammatory
drugs as they may contribute to Achilles tendon tendinopathy.
We are often referred patients with achilles tendon
injuries for physiotherapy interventions, for calf stretching and
strengthening. If necessary, the physiotherapist or the referring doctor
may request for a custom-made splint ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) to be fabricated by the
hand therapist or occupational therapist to correct alignment, provide
passive stretch and even protect the tendon during
If the tendon is totally
ruptured, surgery is not an option, but it a requirement to operate to surgically re-attach the torn tendon back together to encourage best
healing possible. Patients who have had Achilles tendon repair will very likely require ankle-foot-orthosis or casting to protect the
injury. Depending on the damage received, recovery to injury can take 10
- 18 months to recovery, as well as physiotherapy during this time to:
- ensure full range of joints of the knee, foot and toes
- ensure muscle strength is tip-top
- ensure walking pattern is normal
- ensure balance is normal
- ensure return to life, work and normal responsibilities
with a combination of ultrasound therapy, stretching and mobilization, strengthening (when ready), stability training, manual therapy and more.
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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