Davies Therapy and Fitness Centre
21st August 2017
The story behind Saskia’s support
Saskia first attended our centre three months ago after she had been assessed by our orthopaedic team and diagnosed with a partial tear of the left hind superficial digital flexor tendon following a laceration injury which had resulted in a flattening of the foot and recurrent lameness despite periods of rest. There was also a 1.5cm diameter soft tissue swelling at the site of the laceration.
Saskia was recommended an orthotic which would allow our team to initially immobilise the lower limb to allow a stronger tendon repair to take place and to gradually increase loading of the tendon. An impression of Saskia’s limb was made and a bespoke orthotic fitted whilst she also underwent LASER therapy to optimise the tendon healing.
The images show how the soft tissue swelling resolved, with a significant improvement after just 3 weeks of treatment, and at 12 weeks her foot posture had been restored to normal.
Thank you for being such a wonderful patient Saskia!
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