Expert Achilles Tendonitis Treatment In Geelong.

The Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in the human body, is susceptible to inflammation and pain, often termed Achilles Tendonitis.

The Achilles tendon plays a crucial role in mobility, connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. As a weight-bearing tendon, it withstands significant stress during daily activities and exercise routines. When overworked or subjected to excessive strain, inflammation and discomfort can develop, leading to Achilles Tendonitis.

What causes Achilles Tendonitis?

When the amount of work the tendon has to do is more than its capacity, injury can occur. An increase in a certain activity like running, sport training or simply a new job or walking more is enough to cause Achilles Pain. Some other contributing causes can be muscle weakness, foot function, footwear, BMI and morbidities like diabetes and Rheumatism.

How do I get rid of Achilles Tendonitis?

Finding the exercise that aggravates the tendon pain and reducing it or changing it is good start. Then we look at what biomechanically might be leading to the pain and finding was to improve your functional movement. This can be done through footwear changes/modification or foot orthoses to help unload the stressed tendon. For pain relief in the short term tapping, massage, mobilisation and dry needling can be useful. In most cases you will need to start an exercise program targeting the tendon itself. There is a lot of research evidence on high load strength training to promote healing and prevent future injury. In some chronic cases, shockwave therapy is an appropriate form of treatment.

Management for insertional and mid Achilles pain can be different so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are You Located?

95 Nicholas Street, Newtown VIC 3220
We are located on Nicholas Street around the corner from Enzo Pennys butcher.

Is There Parking Available?

There is plenty of parking in front of the building and along Nicholas Street.

Large parking area located at the rear of the practice.

How Long Are Appointments?

If it is your first visit, please allow for 1 hour, except for 30mins for General Podiatry. You will be advised before your appointment through booking confirmation or staff as to how long it will be.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Along with yourself please bring any relevant imaging such as Xray’s, MRIs, Ultrasounds ect that you may have. Any referral you may have been given from Doctors or others. If you are seeing the Podiatrist please bring any relevant footwear, such as shoes you work in, run in, play sport in or is giving you pain. If you are able to wear or bring with you shorts or active wear, this will allow us to assess the lower limbs much more effectively.

How Can I Cancel My Appointment?

Cancellation Policy
We have a 24-hour cancellation and non-attendance policy. Please notify us as soon as you are able so we can offer the time to someone else. Failure to notify us of your cancellation may incur a $60 charge.

What Payment Options Are Available?

We have an onsite HICAPS machine to claim any Health Fund rebates for Physiotherapy and Podiatry (please check your health fund for rebates as each fund and level of cover is different). We are also able to claim GP referred care plans on site (please note there is a gap after a care plan rebate depending on your appointment).

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Our Pilates Reformer classes are a great form of exercise for pre and postnatal women, a form of rehab or just to stay fit and healthy. All our classes are run by our Women’s Health Physios.

Cycling Bike Fit

Every cyclist is different so not all bike set up should be the same. A proper fit Bike Fit with our trained fitter Luke can help reduce pain while riding as well as prevent injury and improve performance.

Not sure if you need to see a Physio or a Podiatrist?

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The Collective Body Consult™ is our unique, innovative assessment model which combines both Physiotherapy and Podiatry together in the same initial appointment.

By utilising the experience and expertise of two health professionals in the one consultation, we are able to thoroughly discuss and assess your pain or concern in depth.