Hamstring Tendinopathy Treatment In Adelaide

Hamstring Tendinopathy is common in distance runners, track athletes, footballers, soccer players as well as those that are more sedentary.  Often times there is an initial injury that often lingers on for months / years. 

Common symptoms include: pain and stiffness in the back of the heel (particularly in the morning) and pain with running or walking during your sport / exercise.

The following is a 3 stage program that is evidence based and places the emphasis on building capacity and load tolerance in your body. 

We base our Achilles Rehab Recovery Program on the work by Dr Peter Malliaras (Associate Professor at Monash University). 


Stage 1: Diagnose

The involves a 1 hour Initial Assessment, involving taking a full history, movement screening and testing your current capacity.  We aim to address all of the contributing factors that may be limiting your ability to get better.  After your assessment, we'll formulate a personal rehabilitation plan to address your needs and you'll receive a detailed written report.


Stage 2: Treat

This stage involves a short burst of treatment to decrease pain and inflammation as well as prepare the muscles and achilles tendon for the most important stage 3.  This may involve a combination of massage, dry needling, home exercises and taping. 


Stage 3: Re-Load

This stage is the most critical  for the long term health of your achilles.  We work with you closely to build a personalised re-loading program (with videos delivered to your smartphone via our PhysiApp).  This stage involves successfully transitioning you back to your chosen sport or exercise you love.


Dan O'Grady is a results driven qualified Physiotherapist and member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.  Dan has a special interest in treating shoulder pain.  He has been working in private practice for 15 years with (over 20,000 patient consults). He is passionate about helping people to move better, feel better and get back to doing what they love.