Your Suffering Deserves Attention

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Ankle tendonitis can have a wreak on your life as the pain descends from the bony prominent to the underside the foot. Playing sports? Forget it, even walking can be problematic. Indeed your suffering deserves attention, but when rest isn’t doing the trick, where do you go for help ? The best advice is to see a physiotherapist for rehabilitation. At pt Health, we specialize in ankle tendonitis therapy, and you do not have to be an athlete to benefit from our care. Here, our physiotherapists will either confirm or diagnose your condition and get you on the path to recovery. In fact, 80 percent of our patients regain full ankle mobility after their course of treatment. Now, why wait for the pain to worsen when you can get the help you deserve today?



Ankle Tendonitis Relief


When a patient suffers from improper foot mechanics, ankle orthotics can offer the extra support they need.

Our physiotherapists are here to help you select the most reliable fit, so you do not have to go searching at drug stores or shop online. pt Health carries a readily available supply in our clinics and can easily help you discover a custom fit.


Ankle Tendonitis Rehab


  •  Determine which ankle support is right for your condition
  • Find an ankle brace in your price range
  • Discover a custom fit brace for whatever sport you play
  • Determine if your ankle brace is covered by insurance

Treatment Plan

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Most likely you will be in some form of cast between five to eight weeks following an ankle fracture. Once the cast is removed however, physiotherapy becomes necessary in order to properly restore your range of motion, gait pattern, and overall strength. The pt Health Ankle Fracture Recovery Program addresses these needs in a three phase process. Take a look at how we do it.

How We Treat Your Ankle Tendonitis

It is not uncommon for patients go a while before they seek physiotherapy treatment for ankle pain. Oftentimes they feel if they wait a couple of months, the pain will go away on its own. It is only when the pain continues to linger they consider expert advice.

Hesitation is understandable. However, once you make the decision to seek help, our physiotherapists will work hard to help you regain pre-injury ankle mechanics while re-training the surrounding muscles.

Before long, you will get back to sports, life, and leisure.

What is Your Treatment for Ankle Tendonitis Like?

Phase One: The first step is to evaluate and assess your Injury.

If it recent, your physiotherapist will be able to detect inflammation of the peroneal tendon by look and feel. If they suspect injury, they may also refer you back to your primary physician for an x-ray or possibly an MRI.

Once they have confirmed your diagnosis they will work with you to correct improper ankle mechanics and begin strengthening muscles that work to lower the foot. They will also want to work on eliminating muscle imbalance or bony tissue through hands-on manual therapy. At the same time, your physiotherapist can assist you with swelling and pain using ice, IFC, and acupuncture treatment.

Strengthening Exercises for Your Sprained Ankle

Phase Two: Next, is the development of a reliable exercise program which can take place one to two days per week.

The ankle is a complex joint and requires warming up, stretching, and muscle building exercises to get you feeling better. Your therapist will be sure to guide you at a level that feels most comfortable.

Sample movements may include heel ups where you stand on a step and bring the heels up. Your therapist may also have you work with a resistance band as well.

How Long Until Your Recovery

Phase Three: Your ankle tendonitis treatment will mimic your return to routines. During this final phase, visits will taper as you regain your independence.

How Often Do i Need Treatment?

Overall, a typical time frame for ankle tendonitis treatment can last eight to 12 weeks with one to twice weekly visits. If you have a chronic condition such as a high arch, you might find these circumstances are more likely to cause the tendonitis to flare up again. Often, we recommend activity until the injury settles down.

What is the Prognosis for Ankle Tendonitis?

There is always a risk of ankle tendonitis returning. However, preventive measures developed in your physiotherapy plan make it less likely your condition will reoccur. In some cases, surgery may be required to treat the tendonitis. However, when this happens, it is still necessary to seek physiotherapy care to ensure a proper recovery. Our physiotherapists can treat patients as soon as a few days following surgery.

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Coverage Options

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At pt Health, we know that sorting out insurance paperwork can be time-consuming and confusing. We want your focus to be on getting well and staying well. With that in mind, we do our best to help you navigate through the necessary forms. We speak with your insurance providers and we’ll answer any questions you may have about your coverage.

pt Health services are covered by most health care insurance plans.  In most cases, if you are using your extended health care carrier or work plan, we do not require you to pay for your therapy sessions up front.* Instead, we bill your insurance company on your behalf.
If you have extended health care benefits that cover therapy, most auto insurance companies require that your claim be placed through your extended health plan first. Any remaining balances for services are then covered by your auto insurance plan. On your first visit, you may be asked to provide information about your extended health plan. If you do not have extended health care benefits that cover therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto insurance company. For residents of British Columbia, ICBC covers a partial amount of treatment visits. Patients will be asked to co-pay the difference at each visit. If a patient has extended health care benefits, it is possible to claim the difference back.
Although each clinic’s approach to intake, assessment and therapy do vary, generally speaking your physiotherapist will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem.
OHIP covered physiotherapy services must be provided by a designated OHIP physiotherapy clinic. OHIP covers physiotherapy treatments, but does not cover the cost of an initial assessment. To qualify for OHIP coverage, you must have a medial doctor’s referral, be 19 years or younger, be 65 years or older, or be receiving benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program or Family Works. If you have been admitted overnight in hospital for a condition that now requires physiotherapy, you are also eligible.
Some pt Health clinics will be able to bill Blue Cross direction for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments if you are a member of:

  • RCMP
  • DND
  • Canadian Forces
  • Veterans Affairs

For any treatments that are only partially covered, you may be asked to co-pay the difference at each visit.

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