Yesterday was a great day. I went to my Chiropractor again. We are now seeing each other every other day so I'm pretty sure him and I are dating now. This time though, they had me see the sports physical therapist there. If you need a recommendation for one in the future in live in my area, I'll email you her name and where she works. She was awesome. Very informative and very casual and didn't make me feel weird when she poked my butt over and over and over to see how active my glutes were. I even started to pass out because of having to stand up, sit down, lay down, flip over so much and she was so understanding when I turned white and started to sweat profusely. She went to get me a glass of water and had me lay down. After that, all was good though. Here is what I found out:
1. My glutes are lazy. Not totally inactive but absolutely lazy. She taught me exercises to do to help strengthen my glutes.
2. My hips are way loose and lazy. She thinks this is the most likely cause of my IT band issues.
3. My IT band, especially on my left side, is a bit tight but not overly bad.
4. My Hamstrings were some of the strongest she's seen. When she was testing my strength in them, I nearly flipped her over. Looks like my hamstrings are doing most of the work when I run.
5. My butt is sore today. That's a good thing.
When I first sat down with her, I told her I thought I had inactive glutes and weak hips. She then asked me what I was certified in because no one comes in knowing exactly what is wrong before talking to her. I said I just use Google a lot. She was pleased. She even wrote me an email later with all the exercises and what to do and this is what she said:
"Just let me know if you have ANY questions. I know it was kind of a lot of info I threw at you today! :) But you came in knowing a lot so that was great! We were able to get through more than I normally could because of that, so good work!"
Thank you Bloggers and Google. You keep me up to date on my medical degree.
After seeing her, they sent me to my Chiro. He adjusted my back and then hooked me up to the electro stimulation.
|They put me in the most attractive shorts I have ever seen.|
After that, they sent me to be taped up in the Kinesio tape. They want to test it out before my half on Sunday. I took my legs for a spin yesterday after my appointment and me knee felt good so I'm hoping it will hold up for the half.
|They said if I like it, I can pick better colors next time!|
This morning I also did another 2 miles (last run before the half) and then I go back to the Chiropractor on Friday. He'll do one last adjustment and then retape me since the Kinesio tape only lasts for 3 days.
All in All I was in the office for 2 hours yesterday but it was such an informative 2 hours. Like I said, if you live in my area and are looking for a good place to go, I would suggest them in a heartbeat. Very friendly, very informative and I feel like they are truly trying to do as much to help me as possible.