Thee guy calling himself 6 physio, posting with their logo in the corner. Nice bit of free advertising there. Butt which physio is he in that organisation? Can't be that busy if he spends the day giving out treatments and advice and then wants to come on here giving it out for free. Is he just after free publicity? Is he the cleaner? Is he connected to 6 physio at all. I know the people on here whose advice I would follow but it bothers me that some people will think they are getting good advice from possible charlatans.
I thought my ears were burning....sorry I'm a little late for the party.
I'm not sure why Phil is so miffed - I guess it was because he/she misread something I paraphrased about acupuncture and took it far too personally. I'm not sure I am entirely happy about the suggestion that I'm a charlatan....which I'm not
You see she wonders why on earth I'd do this for free and how do I have the time if I'm in clinic all day. Well Phil 90% of my posts are after work hours, apart for the 3 or 4 webinars that RW asked me to do as an expert - which are during work. I give free, good advice as I believe it's better than paying for poor advice and why shouldn't I? I also mentioned this in the previous thread....
We also run free physio courses every month, because I don't believe that poor physio is on, ever, and money should never be a barrier to learning.
On the other thread I also asked what credentials would make you feel warm and fuzzy...you chose not to answer so I pointed you to the RW search box, which hopefully shows that these accounts are linked. The RW expert and Six Physio
I'm Matt, I'm Six Physio. Who the hell are you Philomena Cunk?
Stop stretching. Stop using ice and heat. Start eccentric and isometric loading - improve your calk flexibility BUT not by stretching. Check your shoes - maybe use a temporary orthotic
It will get better if you allow it to. The major issue is that for every step forward your body takes to help heal your achilles, unfortunately you inadvertently take 2 steps backwards by trying to speed up something that's already working really well. You can't speed up the healing reaction around a cut - it bleeds, it scabs, the scab falls off, there's a white scar and 3 (?) months later it all looks pretty normal. If you keep scratching at the scab and don't allow it to heal, the process will never come to an end and get better.