Though we often see Achilles tendon ruptures in the middle-aged population, it is seen in athletes. Once the tendon has healed from the surgical repair or via conservative treatment, this client will need a post rehab program after discharge from physical therapy. The 3 keys to managing the Achilles rupture in a post rehab setting include:
1) Improve and maintain ROM
2) Increase strength and power in the gastroc and soleus
3) Improve stability for return to functional activities
Follow these 3 keys to establish a safe and effective post rehab program for the Achilles tendon rupture. Click the link below to listen to my description of these 3 keys.