Issues Volume 26 - Issue 1 January - March 2023

Could the pilates method be used effectively in the rehabilitation of the achilles tendinopathy?

Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is one of the most common tendon pathologies caused by excessive and repetitive loading [1], affecting both high and medium-level athletes as well as the general population [2,3]. It is a degenerative disorder resulting from a failed tendon healing response [4]. The exact pathophysiology remains unknown and is considered a disorder of a multifactorial aetiology [5] involving both endogenous and exogenous factors [2,6,7]. Clinical symptoms include pain, swelling and decreased function [3,7,8,9]. AT has a considerable negative impact on quality of life, work productivity, and participation in sports. These factors, along with increasing healthcare expenses, highlight the requirement for optimizing the therapeutic strategy [10].

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