I thank her for the confidence she has given me

kim_carey_150wideI had been enjoying running and regularly did the Graves Park 5k run. One day, straight after the run I was in real pain around my Achilles. I could barely walk and there was no way I could run. I thought it would go away, but it never really got completely better. I noticed Meadowhead Physiotherapy in the local Active 8 magazine so thought I would see what they could do for me. Ultimately, I just wanted to get back to running again as I was really missing it.

I saw Jenny for an assessment. She wanted to see my running style to see what impact that might have had on my injury. I have to confess I was a little perturbed running up and down the street during rush hour with Jenny videoing me, but I just kept focused on my goal of getting better. Besides, Jenny was very positive and encouraging.

When we reviewed the results together, Jenny showed me how I wasn’t ‘balanced’ when running and that my weight wasn’t being evenly applied and this was adding pressure to my problem Achilles. Also my head was leaning to one side, something I had no idea I was doing and it was very interesting and helpful to see. Jenny gave me various exercises to do and some pointers on how to change my posture when running, which I put into practice. The result was that my symptoms improved rapidly and now I can run without pain. I now attend a boot camp three times a week which I really enjoy and I’m the fittest I’ve been in a long time.

Jenny was friendly and approachable, always professional and she is undoubtedly very knowledgeable within her field. I thank her for the confidence she has given me and I would definitely recommend her.

Kim Carey
March 2014

 

 

Disclaimer: Everyone is unique and results may vary.