Your practitioner will conduct a thorough history and physical examination. Additional imaging may be clinically necessary to ascertain the exact severity and level of damage of your injury.

  • Physical Examination: A Physiotherapist or Sports Chiropractor will examine your lower leg, foot and ankle. This will involve a series of assessments such as observing you walk, stand on your toes as well as orthopaedic evaluation (Thompson test – calf squeeze) to determine if there is an Achilles tendon injury present.
  • Patient History: Your practitioner will discuss your complaint and mechanism of injury. Questioning may include the quality of pain, presence of relieving or aggravating factors, recent sporting activity and past history of injury.
  • Diagnostic Imaging: If following these procedures that your practitioner determines that further imaging is necessary then referral for MRI and Ultrasound may be required.