Achilles Tendon Rupture & Recovery: Evidence-Based Practice

About the Course:
This course will describe relevant anatomy as it is related to an achilles tendon rupture and the rehabilitation involved in the recovery process following surgical and non-surgical management. A review of Achilles tendinopathy and treatment options will also be included in this course and it will also provide an overview of the surgical procedure. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the anatomy related to Achilles tendon injuries and repair of an Achilles tendon rupture.
  • Describe Achilles tendinopathy and treatment options.
  • Describe evidence based surgical versus non-surgical options for Achilles tendon rupture treatment.
  • Describe the overview of surgical procedure to repair Achilles tendon rupture.
  • State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan for Achilles tendon repair rehabilitation and recovery without surgery.
  • Describe the rehabilitation protocol and specific interventions following an Achilles tendon repair.

The Author:
Lisa Augystyn, DPT.