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How Chiropractic, Physiotherapy or Massage Therapy Treatment Can Help Heal a Torn Achilles Tendon 

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A torn Achilles tendon is one of the most severe injuries that an athlete can suffer. This type of injury typically requires long-term rehabilitation and physical therapy to fully heal. However, it’s important to note that there are alternative treatments available that may help speed up the healing process and strengthen the surrounding muscles. These treatments include chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and massage therapy. Let’s take a closer look at how each of these treatments can help heal a torn Achilles tendon.

Chiropractic Care for Healing a Torn Achilles Tendon

Chiropractors use spinal manipulations to treat musculoskeletal conditions, including a torn Achilles tendon. Spinal manipulations involve applying pressure to specific areas of the spine in order to improve range of motion and reduce pain in the affected area. By adjusting the alignment of your spine, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation in your body which can further assist with healing your torn Achilles tendon.

Physiotherapy for Healing a Torn Achilles Tendon

Physiotherapy is another effective treatment option for those suffering from a torn Achilles tendon. Physiotherapists will create an individualized plan designed to strengthen your muscles and improve flexibility while simultaneously reducing any pain associated with the injury. Physiotherapists may also offer exercises that you can do at home in order to accelerate the healing process and prevent further damage from occurring.

Massage Therapy for Healing a Torn Achilles Tendon

Massage therapy is also beneficial for those who have suffered from an injury such as a torn Achilles tendon because it helps relax tense muscles and increase blood flow throughout the body which aids in healing damaged tissues faster. Massage therapists will use techniques such as deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy to target specific areas where you are feeling pain or discomfort due to your injury. Massage therapy can also help manage any swelling or inflammation associated with your condition which can help speed up recovery time and reduce overall discomfort levels associated with your injury.

Get the Right Team Behind You

Treating a torn Achille’s tendon can be difficult but with the right combination of treatments, it is possible to speed up recovery time significantly and get back into action more quickly than if traditional methods were used alone. Chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and massage therapy are all viable options when it comes to treating this type of injury because they focus on both strengthening weakened muscles as well as reducing pain and inflammation associated with them. If you have suffered from this type of injury, these alternative treatments may be worth considering so that you can get back on your feet faster than ever before!


If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no charge online appointment with either myself or one of the other practitioners at CARESPACE Health + Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Tyler Baron

Tyler Baron

Dr. Tyler Baron is a Chiropractic Doctor at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Baron takes a functional approach to care, utilizing his background in kinesiology, and advanced knowledge of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), and Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA). He has also received certifications in advanced manual techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy (ART).