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Achilles rehab: Think of running as strength training

Updated: May 28, 2023

I find that one of the most common reasons why runners reinjure their Achilles tendons when they go back to running is because they try and build running fitness in the same way as they would if they had not been injured. I’ve previously also discussed some of the other reasons for this. Remember, if you need more help with an Achilles injury, you're welcome to consult one of our team via video call.

In this video I discuss why you need to approach your return to running from a strength building perspective and why you may be at risk of reinjury if you go on how tired you feel or your heart rate.

Let me know if you have any questions. Need more help with your Achilles injury? You’re welcome to consult us online via video call for an assessment of your injury and a tailored treatment plan.

Best wishes


About the Author

Maryke Louw is a chartered physiotherapist with more than 15 years' experience and a Masters Degree in Sports Injury Management. Follow her on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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