ACHILLIES TENDINOPATHY

The Achilles tendon is a large structure that joins the calf muscle complex to the heel bone. This is the largest tendon in the human body and is subjected to huge amounts of loads and forces, which can sometimes result in overloading and therefore injury. When a tendon becomes overloaded, we refer to it as a tendinopathy .

What do Achilles injuries look like? 

  • Pain around the back of the ankle 
  • Report recent changes in activity levels 
  • Localised swelling or a small nodule on the tendon 
  • Intermittent pain at the beginning or at the end of exercise 
  • Pain on movement after sitting for a long period or when waking from sleep 

Who is most likely to get it? 

  • Increased Body Mass Index (BMI) 
  • High blood pressure 
  • High cholesterol levels 
  • Diabetes 
  • Altered biomechanics of the foot and ankle 
  • Use of corticosteroids and some antibiotics  
  • Family history 

How do we fix it? 

At ABTP our highly trained physios will provide an individually tailored treatment plan, catering the following factors: 

For the pain and inflammation 

Goals  

  • Reduce pain  
  • Reduce inflammation  

CareTherapy can be used to reduce the pain and inflammation. It is a revolutionary method that arises from the synergy between cutting-edge technology and clinical-scientific skills acquired over more than 20 years of experience in the field of Resistive Capacitive Energy Transfer. It increases microcirculation, vasodilation and increases the internal tissue temperature that will further reduce the symptoms. 

Bio-stimulation deep in the tissues produces important analgesic, anti-inflammatory and above all tissue repair effects, so as to speed up the time for a complete functional recovery of the patient.  

For balance and proprioception   

Goals  

  • Improve balance 
  • Improve proprioception  
  • Prevent falling  

Prokin is an advanced technology that combines classic tilting and static platform connected to a monitor and speaker to create a visual and audio feedback in response to minimal movements of the platform on all planes; analysis and integration of on-screen tracks described by the patient (with the movements that focus on the ankle articulation) is realized by special software in order to generate targeted rehabilitation paths for the areas where the proprioceptive impairment is clearer. With the help of this patient can improve his balance as well as proprioception. 

Functional line  

Goals  

  • Improve muscle strength and coordination 

It combines the technology of the 3D camera and the force platform with the combination of electronically controlled arms and cables powered by pneumatic air giving you the perfect repetition and tracking everything you do.  

Functional line has special exercise programs for improving the strength of lower limbs for the patients suffering with Achilles tendinopathy.  

To avail the best Achilles Tendinopathy physiotherapy treatment services in India, consider dropping by any of the ABTP centres near you. Our advanced physiotherapy centres are equipped with some revolutionary equipment and cutting-edge technology in the field of medical fitness that guarantee you recover as much function as possible. For more information, visit: http://www.abtargetingperformance.com/ 

Physiotherapy for Posture Correction

When you are learning to groom your personality, the way you sit and stand matters a lot! A good posture simply adds to your confidence and makes you look elegant. Yet many people are failing to realize its importance and the need to maintain it well.  

The lifestyle that we have today has made it all the more worse. Our dependency on technology has increased that is slowing turning everyone into couch potatoes. People are sitting in front of their computers and working for straight 8-9 hours, finding it hard to take out time for exercise. As a result, the number of musculoskeletal disorders has increased that leads to bad posture. 

Poor Posture or Postural Dysfunction is defined as when the spine is placed in unnatural positions consistently, that causes various health problems such as: 

  • Back Pain 
  • Neck Pain 
  • Poor Muscle Balance 
  • Arthritis 
  • Difficulty in walking, sitting, bending and standing 

To improve these problems, physiotherapy for posture correction is the best proven method till date. At ABTP, an assessment is carried out by trained medical professionals to identify the cause for bad posture. We make use of advanced medical technology systems from TecnoBody that has the efficiency of detecting even one degree of deviation. Postural bench gives an insight of slightest difference present in the posterior chain muscles at the scapular, lumbar and pelvic region. On the basis of this assessment, we create a customized treatment plan to address all issues related to bad posture. The plan includes physiotherapy exercises for posture correction to sit and stand straight back again! The most common exercises are: 

  1. Chin Tucks 

When the neck muscles are weak, the forward-head posture gets disturbed. You can strengthen them now by doing this chin exercise. While sitting or standing, it can be performed easily anywhere.  

Tuck your chin in, move your head back and look straight. Hold for 4-5 seconds and then release. Repeat 10 times. 

2. Hip Flexor Stretch 

Knee down with left leg resting on the ground and the right foot on the floor in the front. Now slightly lean your hips forward to stretch the hip flexor muscle. Hold this for 30-60 seconds and then switch sides. 

3. Cat Stretch 

Lie down flat facing the floor. Then slowly lift your upper torso up with hips staying on the floor. Stretch as much as you can. Hold this position for 4-5 seconds. Repeat this 10 times. 

4. Shoulder Blade Squeezing 

Lie on your front, facing the floor. With arms placed by your side, squeeze your shoulder blades together as much as you can. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 10 times. 

Don’t know where to go for trying the above-mentioned physiotherapy exercises? Drop by at any of our ABTP centres near you for training and rehabilitation that ensures you stay on the path of recovery and then finally come out with improved posture.