Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab Exercises with Clinical Pilates

Suffering from an Achilles rupture can be a frustrating setback, impacting mobility and daily activities. However, you can recover effectively and regain strength with the right rehabilitation approach. HelloPhysio offers a comprehensive range of treatments, including prescribed rehab exercises for Achilles tendon ruptures.


Achilles tendon rupture rehab exercises

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Clinical Pilates to Strengthen, Stabilize Muscles

Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening and stabilizing muscles, emphasizing low-impact movements. It is often used in rehabilitation programs for various injuries, including Achilles tendon ruptures.

In Achilles tendon rupture rehabilitation, Clinical Pilates is tailored to target the affected areas, promoting flexibility, balance, and muscle endurance. Pilates’ controlled movements and specific techniques aid in rebuilding strength, improving proprioception, and restoring normal movement patterns. This can expedite the healing process, alleviate pain and improve tissue regeneration.

Rehab Exercises for Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Through Clinical Pilates and prescribed physical therapy exercises, muscle strengthening can effectively rehabilitate Achilles tendinopathy. Clinical Pilates focuses on core strength, flexibility, and control, which can help improve lower limb biomechanics and reduce strain on the Achilles tendon. Physical therapy exercises, such as eccentric contractions, encourage the tendon to adapt to stress and improve its ability to withstand force.

Some specific exercises that may be used in a Clinical Pilates program for Achilles tendon rupture rehabilitation include:

  • Toes-foot series using a jump board to limit excess plantar flexion
  • Reformer heels for lower limb alignment and motor control work
  • Side plies modified with leg straight and heel raises while also working lateral glutes and maintaining optimal positioning of the pelvis
  • Ankle exercise with a bent knee to favor the soleus, the broad muscle in the lower calf, and load the muscle eccentrically
  • Reformer side splits with a neutral foot position to focus on lateral pelvic stabilizers and adductors to support balanced lower limb biomechanics
  • Theraband-resisted dorsiflexion and plantar flexion, inversion and eversion for isolated work on the individual movements of the ankle
  • Plantar fascia release with a spikey ball to encourage blood flow and reduce tightness through this area
  • Proprioceptive work to encourage weight-bearing with three points of contact (the base of the 1st and 5th metatarsal and the front of the heel)
  • Foot mobility, supination, and pronation exercises to encourage the natural movement of the 26 joints of each foot
  • Whole body conditioning to address any mobility limitations that may impact good running form

In the later stages of rehabilitation, sports-specific exercises and dynamic drills, such as hopping and skipping, may be incorporated under the guidance of a physiotherapist to help return to full function and sport. However, it is important to note that there is a risk of re-rupture if jumping down from a height. The strengthening program should be completed regularly to maintain strength and prevent future injuries.

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It is important to consult with a physiotherapist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Clinical Pilates should be part of a comprehensive approach to Achilles tendon rupture rehabilitation, which may include other therapies such as INDIBA® radiofrequency and Shockwave Therapy.

Schedule a Clinical Pilates Session for Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab

If you’ve recently suffered an Achilles tendon rupture or had surgery to alleviate Achilles tendon pain, consider booking an appointment at our premier physiotherapy clinic in Singapore. Our seasoned physiotherapists and rehabilitation experts will tailor a program specifically for your needs, focusing on the regeneration and healing of your Achilles tendon.

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This personalized rehabilitation program will improve blood circulation and nutrient supply, minimize inflammation and discomfort and boost your tendon’s strength and flexibility. Start your path to recovery today and reclaim your active lifestyle.

The information and content provided here is solely for educational purposes and should not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified healthcare provider. If you have any health-related questions or concerns, it’s important to consult directly with our team or your healthcare provider.

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