This protocol is intended as a guide to help anyone at zero-six week in dealing with post-operative Achilles tendon repair or achilles injury. These exercises can also help with achilles tendonitis and as a preventative measure for achilles health. This routine is based on the individual's own healing timeline, so there are many modifications given throughout. As always, it is important to work within the advice of the doctor.
This routine takes a more conservative approach to range of motion, weight bearing rehab progression, and addressing the muscles of surrounding joints. We will start by strengthening muscles around the ankle from the hip and knee, followed by non-weight bearing mobility evaluation of the foot. This routine finishes from a chair to protect any repairs, maintain strength of hip, knee and core, and manage swelling.
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