Individuals with Achilles Tendinopathy displayed up to 44% difference in maximal, reactive and explosive strength compared to the uninjured side!
Standard clinical tests including calf raise endurance test and functional hop testing do not measure the Achilles’ tendon readiness for high force demand activities.
“Despite convincing evidence regarding the importance of strength measures in rehabilitation, it is far from common practice in the clinic.”
“In addition to the commonly used and easy to implement endurance and hop tests, return to sport focused treatment for AT should assess and address plantar-flexor strength across multiple strength-speed qualities”
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Systematic Research review by Dr Teddy Wisely published on the Physio Digest 5.12.19