Achilles Tendon and Physiotherapy
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The Achilles Tendon, also known as the tendo calcaneus, as a tendon
at the back of the leg. It attaches three muscles called the plantaris,
gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles to the calcaneal bone (bone of the
It is the tendon of two muscles of the leg -
the soleus and the gastrocnemius. For a human being, this tendon runs
behind the ankle. It is the strongest, thickest and most durable tendon
in the entire body, measuring about 15 cm long. It starts from near the
center of the calf muscle, and attaches to the muscles all the way near
towards its distal insertion point (it is because of this that makes it
so strong). How strong is it? One of these can carry up to 400% the
human weight when walking, and up to 800% when running.
it is damaged, it is usually not operated on, as aids, equipments and
orthotics can help to correct any mis/mal-alignments, anti-inflammatory
drugs are often not prescribed as they tend to contribute to the cause
of 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 an ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) to be fabricated by the
hand therapist or occupational therapist to correct alignment, provide
passive stretch or simply to protect the tendon during
If the tendon is totally
ruptured, surgery is not an option - surgical intervention is definitely
required to re-attach the torn tendon back together to encourage best
healing possible, plus an ankle-foot-orthosis or casting to protect the
injury. Depending on the damage received, recovery to injury can take 10
- 18 months to recovery.
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then 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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Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- See the list of orthopedic surgeons we serve in Singapore
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage Singapore Home Page from our achilles tendon page
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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