non-surgical achilles recovery

Week 12 – Achilles Rupture Recovery – More Physiotherapy

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Well at least see far enough to know that my cast boot will be coming off very soon. The above image was my last game coaching basketball while wearing my cast boot! Three cheers for proper rehab! As I mentioned in my last update, I delayed removing the […]

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Week 11 – Proper Rehab for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Week 11 was a wonderful week of recovery with lots of rehab exercises. As I mentioned last week, Week 10 was when I found a great physiotherapist (Amanda Beers from Excel Physiotherapy) to start active rehab for my Achilles tendon rupture. I fully recommend Amanda if you are ever in need of a physiotherapist, she works […]

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Week 10 – Achilles Tendon Rupture Recovery

Week 10 in my Achilles rupture recovery was extremely important. Not only that some patients actually re-rupture the same Achilles during this period, but that this week brought some significant increase in ankle mobility. I am pretty happy with my Week 10 as prior to my physiotherapy sessions, I really wasn’t sure how much force I can safely exert on […]

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Weeks 8-9 of Achilles Tendon Rupture Recovery

As the recovery weeks go on, I find myself taking less Advil. In fact, there are were days where I only took 1 pill of a 400 mg of Advil gel. The last 2 weeks were also where I started running basketball practice without the use of a wheelchair; just used my crutches and a fold-up, fabric […]

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Week 7 – Achilles Tendon Rupture Recovery

Week 7 was a milestone in my recovery. Before I get to that, look at what my lovely wife made me for breakfast. It’s a high protein meal! This was the week that I went back to see the orthopedic surgeon to see how my tendon was healing. Happy to report that my healing is […]

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Achilles Tendon Rupture Non-Surgical Recovery and Proper Rehab – The First 6 Weeks

This is my journal documenting the recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon. It serves as my own reminder of the physical recovery and an aid in my emotional ups and downs from this devastating injury. I also hope all of my first-hand experiences can help others who are going through the same injury. Here goes. There was a time when […]

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