Latest #achilles Posts
- Haha the intensity of him watching Animal Fight Night #Achilles #tbt
5 hours ago
- The pallof press. A personal favourite of mine! 🔥🔥🔥
It will hit your core, foot control and hip stability all in one nifty exercise! A little bit of everything all rolled into one! 🙌🏽
6 hours ago
- Reflecting back this year on what we know & don’t know about tendons. This year in social media, we have seen some debates on tendons and whether or not isometrics play a big role in reducing immediate pain. When the study by Rio et al. came out with the 45sec isometric protocol to reduce immediate pain, it exploded in the physiotherapy world. For whatever reason, everywhere we looked physios have adapted this to all tendons.
O’Neill et al. (2018) came out with a study earlier this year to see if applying this 45-second isometric protocol to Achilles tendinopathy would yield the same results in a reduction of pain. The results did not show an analgesic effect when applying the protocol to those with Achilles tendinopathy.
So what have we learned? I would say isometrics can remain in your toolbox and it works for some people but may not with others. If we truly understand that tendinopathies are a load management condition, let’s stick with the fundamentals. If isometrics form part of that plan, use it but don’t apply cookie-cutter approaches to all your patients.
6 hours ago