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Discussion: Physios

in: ColmM; ColmM > 2017-06-08

Jun 8, 2017 5:44 PM # 
roar:
Did any of them give good advice?
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Jun 8, 2017 5:55 PM # 
bethh:
Get on the physio n get on the xtraining pal !!!
Jun 8, 2017 11:01 PM # 
niallmac:
As I'm sure I've said before, there's an aweful lot of physios (or at least judging by my very small sample size) that are ill-fitted to runners//running injuries. Make sure you're going to one with plenty sports injury experience.
Jun 9, 2017 1:50 PM # 
ColmM:
Mixed opinions on them, however to be fair to them:

#1 was focussed on my Achilles, which has pretty much cleared up I think (albeit probably largely due to deciding to take a total rest).

#2 was a one-off appointment for my ankle with a guy that has been good before. Ankle is improving, and probably at least partly due to his exercises, but also possibly partly due to the rest-period. However recovery has been slow.

#3 was probably the most confidence-inspiring, and I'm going to try all he suggested (which includes some return to road running while taped), all exercise needs to be discomfort-free though so we'll see how it goes.

Still, feeling kinda positive about it.
Jun 9, 2017 7:21 PM # 
robrunner:
I agree with niallmac - it's important to work with someone who understands running and your need to get back running, and who can support you to do that safely without knackering yourself.

Although, as you point out, and as I have observed in my short medical career to date - time heals most wounds.

Best of luck with the recovery.

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