Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Kidman Park

Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Kidman Park

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendonitis or tendinopathy refers to inflammation of the Achilles tendon, usually resulting from overuse associated with a change in playing surface, footwear, or intensity of an activity. The Achilles tendon is an extension of the calf muscle and inserts into the back of the heel bone. If you fit into any of the following criteria you may be exposed to greater risk of developing Achilles tendon issues:

  • Increase in training load
  • Change of training surface
  • Poor biomechanics
  • Poor footwear
  • Previous injury
  • Family history

When the Achilles tendon becomes overloaded micro-tears and degeneration begin to occur causing pain and reduction in performance. Typically, pain will be worst in the morning when you first get out of bed. After a few steps it usually improves however as you become more active during the day pain can return. Thickening of the Achilles is also a common secondary effect of having Achilles tendinopathy.

Treatment usually begins with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and strengthening exercises. Heel raises, shockwave therapy and orthotic therapy can also help with achieving a better outcome and prevention of the injury occurring again. As strength and flexibility increases and pain decreases, running and other explosive exercises will slowly be reintroduced until you are able to function at minimal at your previous level before the injury occurred.

Achilles tendinopathy typically takes approximately 6 weeks to heal however it can be longer or shorter than this depending on the extent of the injury, daily activities and the duration of the injury.

The Pro Podiatry team specialise in this area of treatment so if you have any of the above symptoms, please contact any of our Pro Health Care centres or book online at prohealthcare.com.au

Pro Podiatry SA, Jake Pitt, Podiatrist

Kids Health Checks Available at Pro Health Care
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