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Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation

Sprained your ankle?
Has it happened before?
Did you rehabilitate it fully the first time? 
The greatest predictor of an ankle sprain, is a previous poorly rehabilitated ankle sprain.

An ankle sprain is a significant injury, which needs to be rehabilitated properly in order to avoid re-injury.  It is essential to re-train your ankle to be able to absorb the forces you want it to.
If you have sprained your ankle, the structural stability may never be the same again, therefore, you need to ensure you have the functional strength and conditioning to be able to cope with the forces life often puts on you and your ankles. If you don’t, your body is likely to make adjustments to the way you move in order to avoid the ankle loading as it would have before your injury. These compensations can lead to further aches, pains and injuries.  In addition, if you are in a position whereby you need to rely on your ankle, for instance when misstepping, or walking on uneven terrain, it is likely that your ankle won’t be able to avoid being re-injured.⠀

Every recurrent sprain you sustain causes damage to the cartilaginous surfaces in the ankle, which puts you at greater risk of early arthritic changes, which could lead to either fusion or replacement surgeries. Arthritis in the ankle can be completely debilitating and is absolutely something to avoid if you can.

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Got Achilles pain?
Had recurrent issues with your Achilles tendon?
Tried resting and stretching but as soon as you do more physically again, the pain returns?
We hear this on a weekly basis, and there is a very good reason why.  

Each bodily tissue has different structures, varying levels of blood flow (affecting healing times) and tendons require a careful rehabilitative approach. Just the right physical challenges to each individual need to be placed on that tissue as it heals in order for it to repair, remodel and become stronger. When you exert too much force on a tendon, it will become inflamed – this is called TENDONITIS. If this happens repeatedly due to poor rehabilitation, it can lead to the degeneration of the collagen protein that helps form the tendon. This is then referred to as a TENDINOPATHY and requires a different treatment approach to an initial tendonitis.

The Pain Clinic’s Telehealth service delivers a progressive  rehabilitation program, designed for each individual’s lifestyle and sporting requirements, and adjusted accordingly when necessary.  We will teach you to know when to progress or regress your rehabilitative exercises, how to return to sport or your activity of choice, and other contributing factors in your recovery.

We have worked with sports people from all manner of sports, both professional and amateur, so we know you want to get back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.  Our priority is getting you better efficiently and effectively, while teaching you how to avoid similar problems in the future.  We feel this gives the best value out there, in terms of private rehabilitative healthcare.

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Let me help you get back on your feet, doing the things you love.