Condition: A soccer player with a history of ankle sprains, Gianluca felt tightness in the achilles immediately after a soccer match and was diagnosed with Reactive Achilles tendinopathy, poor single leg stability and rearfoot pronation.
Treatment: Initially, two weeks of physiotherapy treatment focused on improving foot and ankle biometrics and proprioception. Exercise Physiology was integrated after the first two weeks, which focussed on overall stability and strength in structures at the foot and above such as hip and core. Exercises progressed into single leg control and strength to help carry over to soccer performance and o prepare Gianluca to tolerate higher amounts of forces.
Outcome: After treatment, Gianluca achieved optimal hip range of motion and had no further issues with Achilles tendinopathy, continuing the season with minimal issues and training without any flare ups.