So, along with my new theories on my training (inc cross training etc), I am also visiting my incredible physiotherapist regularly, and actually doing what she tells me! She nursed me through the tendonitis that I had in my knee on the lead up to my Freedom Run. She is absolutely amazing, very thorough, very understanding and extremely strong.
I went to see her yesterday. I was pummelled, poked, prodded and caused some unpleasant pain, but it was all worth it. Being a typical runner, all my muscles are tight. I do stretch every time I run but probably not enough, and definitely not enough to run a few thousand miles without getting injured. I have been given a set of exercises that I need to do everyday. I am not very good at sticking to things like this so I thought I’d write a quick blog to show everyone the exercises and also to encourage me do them.
Here they are:
Firstly, a bit of this. Contract muscles, raise leg, hold, lower down. X10 on each leg.
Next, hold pillow (or ball) between ankles and squeeze for a few seconds. X10.
Then, same but between knees.
And then with knees bent.
I have been faffing with the photos for hours and I cant get them to stay where I want them so they may be floating around in irrelevant places.