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Achilles Tendinopathy initial management

by David Pope

How can you start rehabilitation of your patients Achilles tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common musculoskeletal issues your running patients will present with, and a structured loading program alongside improving biomechanics are the cornerstones of a successful rehabilitation program. How can you start your patients loading program, and settle your patients achilles pain immediately? How should you vary the program if your patient has an insertional tendinopathy instead of a mid-portion tendinopathy?

In this video, Russell Wright from Ocean View Physio discusses the important early stages of treatment of mid-portion and insertional Achilles tendinopathy, how to settle your patient pain, and when to progress their rehabilitation.

For more info on assessing and treating Achilles Tendinopathy, you can watch the full presentation at



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