Friday, December 02, 2005

And the physio's verdict is....... well as very very tight calves (no surprises there), I'm inflexible around L3 in spine, and there is some nerve involvement on R side which impacts on R glute and hamstring.

And the treatment includes:
*Calf stretches - bent knee and straight knee versions - 1-2mins at a time
*Half push ups (or for those who do yoga - cobra pose) - focusing on the mid lumbar spine - sets of 10 to a total of 100 per day
*Standing backbends - same as above
*Deep piriformis massage with tennis ball - 5mins on most tender spots
*Neural slides - alternate lift/lower head and pull/release foot x 60secs

I have another appointment in a week's time and I promised faithfully, hand on heart, that I would do these exercises at least 3 times a day. Now to figure out when to fit them in with the rest of my life! However, I start marathon training very soon (ie next week) so I need to get this problem sorted out now.

Oh, and I don't have to stop running - I do like this physio!

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