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Volume:3 Issue:5 Number:12 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #6139
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Alfredson protocol for Achilles tendinopathy: Similar outcome with lower number of reps

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OrthoEvidence. Alfredson protocol for Achilles tendinopathy: Similar outcome with lower number of reps. ACE Report. 2014;3(5):12. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/6139

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Effectiveness of the Alfredson protocol compared with a lower repetition-volume protocol for midportion Achilles tendinopathy: a randomized controlled trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Feb;44(2):59-67. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.4720. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

Contributing Authors: M Stevens CW Tan

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28 patients with Achilles tendinopathy were randomized to undergo eccentric heel-drop exercises, following either a do-as-tolerated protocol or the standard Alfredson protocol. The purpose of this study was to compare the two treatment approaches with respect to pain, function and satisfaction after 6 weeks. Results indicated that both study protocols yielded significant improvements in clinical o...

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