A rifle shot or a car backfiring is the sound many of our patients describe hearing when they rupture their Achilles.  They hear the shot and find themselves on the ground and wonder how they got there and who could have tripped them when there’s no one around.

Risk Factors

The middle-aged weekend tennis player or basketballer are among the usual suspects attending our clinics post Achilles rupture.  Their sport requires explosive change of direction and speed for which they are inadequately prepared due to poor fitness and little or no warm-up on top of a history of low-grade Achilles dysfunction. Throw in diabetes and corticosteroid use and you may as well book time off the court now.


Think you’ve ruptured your Achilles or need help with your post-surgical rehab come and see one of our highly qualified physios today [ Click here to Request an Appointment ]