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Achilles Tendon Repair

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by | Sep 30, 2021

Rehabilitation After Your Achilles Tendon Repair 

Achilles tendon repair is a surgical procedure that typically takes place when the tendon has been torn due to repetitive damage or a sudden injury. The surgery can be performed with an open incision, arthroscopic, or percutaneous methods.

Here at Dublin Physio & Chiropractic Clinic, we offer physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments for patients recovering from Achilles tendon repair surgery. If you are in need of these services after undergoing this type of procedure, contact us today to learn more!

 

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What Is Achilles Tendon Repair?

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Achilles tendon repair surgery, also known as Achilles tenotomy, is a surgical procedure that typically takes place when the tendon has been torn due to repetitive damage or a sudden injury. The surgery can be performed with an open incision, arthroscopic, or percutaneous methods.

Why Is Achilles Tendon Repair Important?

Achilles tendon repair surgery can be vital to a patient’s recovery and return to normal functioning. It may also help prevent future rupture of the tendon, which could result in long-term symptoms such as pain and limited mobility. This type of procedure is typically performed by an orthopedic surgeon.

Here at Dublin Physio & Chiropractic Clinic, we offer physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments for patients recovering from Achilles tendon repair surgery. If you are in need of these services after undergoing this type of procedure, contact us today to learn more!

How To Promote Optimal Tendon Healing

Promoting optimal healing in tendons is a process that can work to increase the strength and health of connective tissue.

The human body naturally has everything it needs to heal itself; however, when there are issues with injury or chronic conditions, treatment may be necessary for proper rehabilitation. We can sufficiently improve how well your tendon heals after an Achilles Tendon Repair, in regards to how confident you feel going back to sports or work after the surgery and how strong you feel by following a physiotherapy-led rehabilitation.

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Physiotherapists are experts when it comes to muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, and bones, and they understand the potential of the human body. Our physiotherapists understand what makes strong tendons and ligaments – how to form strong and organized tendon fibers after your surgery to prevent future injuries. And they are here to help you through your rehabilitation journey.

What Is Achilles Tendon Repair Physiotherapy?

Achilles tendon repair physiotherapy is a type of physiotherapy that helps patients recover from Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery.

 

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Physiotherapy after an Achilles repair involves a goal-orientated treatment plan, that is specific to each individual client. The goals of the treatment plan are typical to reduce pain and swelling to improve function and range of motion. Once pain and swelling have reduced it is important to normalize gait and strengthen the muscles of the lower limbs.

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Our physiotherapists will also work closely with your surgeon and GP for information on your surgery, but also to keep them informed of your progress as your rehabilitation progresses.

The overarching goal of physiotherapy post Achilles repair is to get your tendon stronger and healthy than ever with a specialized and very specific exercise and rehabilitation program, and get your walking and running, and doing all the activities you loved to do before the injury.

Contact us today to learn more about our physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments for patients recovering from Achilles tendon repair surgery.

Laser Therapy 

Laser therapy involves a low-level light (LLLT) which can help reduce pain, inflammation. Laser therapy is also painless and quite relaxing, you just feel some warmth, allowing you to feel more relaxed throughout your recovery process.

Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the tissue at a cellular level, promoting cell regeneration and the body’s natural healing process. It works by increasing blood flow and circulation to the Achilles Tendon to increase oxygen to that area and nourishment of the newly repaired and sensitive area. Laser therapy can help with pain management and can reduce swelling and bruising.

Core Strengthening 

Intrinsic Core Strengthening is important post-operative therapy we offer to many of our clients, as a strong core off-loads the joints and muscles and allows the newly repaired Achilles tendon to heal. And considerating there is some rest needed post-surgery, the core may become weakened.

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Our physiotherapists will use our Intrinsic Core Strengthening machine during your treatment session, and will also prescribe a home exercise program, that includes some core strengthening exercises.

 

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By performing core strengthening exercises on a regular basis it can also improve your balance during functional activities such as walking or running. This is very important for people who have undergone Achilles tendon repair surgery because they may have a fear of re-injuring themselves or they may have lost some core stability and strength.

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Dublin Physio & Chiropractic is a multi-disciplinary clinic located in Dublin, Ireland offering the latest evidence-based practice with results-driven therapies within an integrated approach.

References 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7031433/

[2]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4436906/

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