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What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
6 doctors agree

In brief: Conditioning

Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception.
Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress.

In brief: Conditioning

Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception.
Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Modalities, exercise

First the treatment for the above injury is not physical therapy.
If it is a partial achilles tear one might need immobilization to allow healing. If the tear is completer, it will likely require a surgical repair followed by cast immobilization. After the injury has healed whether partial or complete, physical therapy with modalities, stretching and strengthening used to return to nl.

In brief: Modalities, exercise

First the treatment for the above injury is not physical therapy.
If it is a partial achilles tear one might need immobilization to allow healing. If the tear is completer, it will likely require a surgical repair followed by cast immobilization. After the injury has healed whether partial or complete, physical therapy with modalities, stretching and strengthening used to return to nl.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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