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THE HEALTHY Achilles Pain Trial

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MUHREC Ethics Number; 18138

Primary investigator: Associate Prof Peter Malliaras


The Physiotherapy Department at Monash University is investigating the efficacy of a new injection treatment in improving pain and function in Achilles tendinopathy.

The trial is led by Associate Professor Peter Malliaras. 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are 18 years or over

  • Have pain in the Achilles area

  • Have pain that is moderate or severe

  • Have suffered Achilles pain for 3 months or longer

  • Able to travel to Melbourne (we will provide you with a medical travel exemption) 

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Participants will receive for free: 

  • Initial treatment procedure

  • Multiple ultrasounds of your Achilles tendon 

  • Professional physiotherapy advice 

  • A 12 week exercise program 

  • Physiotherapy reviews at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks and also 6 and 12 months. 

You will receive a $100 gift voucher after completing the 6 month assessment, and another $100 gift voucher after completing the 12 month assessment.

This is designed to cover your time and any expenses incurred.


This project has been approved by Monash University Human Ethics committee.

If you are interested in participating, please leave your contact details below:

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