Achilles Tendonitis

At Peak Physio we specialise in Achilles Tendonitis.
We use a very specialised piece of equipment called Shockwave Therapy


Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment method. It works by delivering compressed air though the hand piece, this causes acoustic energy which transmits into the underlying tissue.
Shockwaves accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing capacities. They stimulate the metabolism and improve the blood circulation. Damaged tissue regenerates and heals. Clinical research has shown that there is a 85% chance that Shockwave Therapy will improve your condition.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendon pain can develop with a sudden injury, but most often it develops over a period of time, with no obvious reason. The pain can be worse in the morning and after sitting for a long time. Activities such as running, sprinting and field sports may make it worse.
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. When excessive load and poor biomechanics occur a tendonitis and Achilles tendon pain can develop. The tendon requires a strong stable base to function. This base is provided by your knees, hips and abdominal muscles. Pain, inflammation, wear and tear may develop if you keep using your Achilles tendon while it is injured. This can lead to developing poor movement patterns and muscle imbalances, which can lead to altered walking and running styles.
It is important to correct the underlying poor biomechanics to prevent aggravating the tendon and potentially making your pain worse.
Initial treatment for your Achilles may consist of appropriate activity modification, manual therapy, shockwave therapy and exercises to settle the pain and make you feel better. However if we treat your pain but do not correct your gait, biomechanics or strength deficits, you are only receiving a short term relief and not a long term solution. That is why it is important that we look into the cause of injury which can be assessed by our biomechanical screen. The results of the screen will allow us to identify risk factors and develop your individualised rehab programme. A load and training management plan is also vital for returning to full function.

The First Part Of The Solution – Relieve (Level1)

Peak Physio takes a different approach and will help you to achieve a SOLUTION, not just a quick fix.

Your Physiotherapist will provide you with the acute treatment needed to manage your pain. We do this after a detailed assessment of your injury.

We will tell you –

  1. What is wrong
  2. How we can help you

Following this we can provide treatment and help resolve your pain. The timescale is dependent on the severity and duration of your symptoms. Our highly trained Physiotherapists will advise you on the duration of your treatment.

The Long Term Solution – Rebuild (Level 2) So how do we stop this cycle?

We will give you an individualised treatment pathway plan. This pathway document is unique to you and your condition and shows you each step to achieving your ultimate goal. The pathway document can be very helpful to keep you motivated while you continue to work on your rehab.

We need to look at your strength, flexibility and biomechanics. We do this with an individually tailored Biomechanical assessment so we can identify the risk factors and address them.

Your physiotherapist will advise you on what you need to do to rebuild & restore your achilles strength and lower limb movement patterns. Through a tailored exercise programme we will focus on restoring optimal movement and strength. This can be managed with 1:1 instruction from our Physio in the gym setting.

Ballsbridge Customer Reviews

  • Eoin is great. Within three sessions my knee w

    Carrie Shaw Avatar Carrie Shaw
    March 19, 2018

    I was in Dublin for a week on business and I experienced a recurrence of significant pain in my neck with impaired range of motion. I had one session with Eoin just prior to my flight back to Australia and the outcome was fantastic. The best Physio I have met to date. Professor John Daly

    John Daly Avatar John Daly
    August 8, 2017

    I have always found Eoin to be very professional and he has helped me with several recurring problems over the years. I have recommended him to many of my friends.

    Thomas Keane Avatar Thomas Keane
    July 16, 2018
  • Lise-Ann is very thorough and it was reassuring that she set a specific target for getting me back to playing sport. I would highly recommend Peak Physio, the new location is very conveniently located in the city centre. My lower back pain has gone and I know what stretches and exercises I need to do to keep it that way!

    Danielle Fox Avatar Danielle Fox
    May 11, 2017

    I switched to The Peak Physio from a different clinic since I had been suffering from soar legs and joints for a year. The physiotherapist diagnosed my muscle problem and told me how long will it take to recover in my first visit. It was very informative and helpful. Each time, the exercises were clearly explained and also sent out to me by email. It's also easy to change my appointment they have a few clinics in the city centre.

    K T (bananalemon) Avatar K T (bananalemon)
    February 1, 2019

    I've visited Alice and Declan in Peak Physio a number times for back pain and a knee injury. From the first session they identify the source of the pain giving you an understanding of your injury and how you can prevent it in the future. They use an app which show you how to do the exercises which is really handy and give detailed instructions on how to do them. The online booking system is great and the opening hours are brilliant too. The Peak Physio team are super friendly and highly professional and I would recommend for any sort of injury!

    Kevin Quinn Avatar Kevin Quinn
    December 4, 2020

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