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Achilles Tendon Pain

Rehabilitation is key to a successful return to sport following an achilles tendon injury. A painful achilles tendon is a common injury in runners, hikers and walkers. Rest alone is NEVER the answer as the pain will still be there when you return to your activity again. Being a Specialised Lower Limb Rehab Clinic in South Dublin, we are here to thoroughly assess your achilles injury, guiding you back to your sport or recreational activity.

The Statistics


TThe achilles tendon is the largest & strongest tendon in the human body


Of The Injuries In Running-Based Sports Involve The Achilles Tendon


Exercise Is The Primary Treatment For Runners With Achilles Tendinopathy


Heavy Resistance Strength Training & Plyometrics Are Essential In Achilles Rehab

Achilles Pain That Just Isn't Going Away?

Get It Assessed Today!

Tired of struggling with achilles pain that's stopping you from running or even walking? Is your achilles stiff and painful to walk when you first get out of bed in the morning?


Our physiotherapy services for achilles pain can help you find the relief you need. We specialise in treating lower limb injuries and providing pain relief to help you get back to the activities you love.


Contact us today to learn how we can help you! We will happily advise you on what you need to do.

Achilles Rehab : The 5 Phases

Our achilles rehab process involves 5 distinct phases. The work completed in each phase helps to prepare the individual for the next phase. You cannot skip phases!


Achilles rehabilitation is criteria-driven, not time-driven. This means that you will work towards meeting specific targets in each phase. If you don't put in the work in one phase, you will not be ready or able to move to the next. This process is proven to work and it ensures that we leave no stone unturned & that nothing gets missed during your rehabilitation.


We understand that being injured can be tough. There will be challenging periods throughout rehab, but we are here to guide you the entire way. Think about rehab as being an opportunity to come out the other side, physically & mentally stronger than your were pre-injury. 


Ultimately, the goal of achilles rehab is not only to be back running or playing sport in a few weeks or months time, but to still be playing sport with healthy achilles in 5 and 10 years time. With this in mind, we have refined our rehab process over the past 15 years, to ensure that you receive the latest evidence-based treatment & high quality exercise prescription. 


The 5 phases of rehabilitation are outlined below. We initially reduce your pain, followed by building strength and regaining the tendon's ability to act like a spring. Most people can still continue to run in some capacity, whilst rehabbing their injury.

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Phase 1 - Reduce Pain

Isometric Calf Raises

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Phase 4 - Build Running Vol.

Multi-Directional Running &

Team Training Integration


Phase 2 - Build Strength

Concentric-Eccentric Exercises

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Phase 5 Maintenance

Full Return To Sport & Maintenance Exercises

ACL Rehab Phase 2

Phase 3 - Regain Springiness

Power & Reactive Strength

Success Stories


" I had a long-standing achilles tendon injury which was preventing me from run training for competing in triathlon. Declan started with an in-depth information gathering exercise, then did extensive performance testing and run-specific strengthening exercises. He also gave me a wealth of information during our sessions which was a big help, as I look upon these sessions as educational for me as well as fixing the immediate problem. I was delighted with the service and the outcome, and I would highly recommend Buan Physio to my friends and family. "

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Why Our Patients Choose Us

  • 15 Years of Private Practice Experience

  • Individualised Exercise Programs

  • Exercises Available Via Our Mobile App

  • A Criteria-Driven Rehab Process

  • Regular Testing Every 4-6 Weeks

  • Access To 24/7 Support From Your Physio

  • Supervised Gym Sessions

  • Supervised Running-Based Pitch Sessions

Learn More About Achilles Rehab 

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Our Vision

We provide general physio, sports injury rehab and performance coaching services. We aim to make you both durable and robust, in order to withstand the demands of your chosen sport.

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri : 7am - 7pm 

Sat & Sun : Closed


© 2021 by Athlete Development Physiotherapy Teoranta

Contact us

51 Mount Merrion Avenue

Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland

(1st floor, above The Butler's Pantry)

       087 186 0194

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