Physical Therapy Rocks.
On Wednesday I went to see a Physical Therapist, because I haven't been able to run without pain in my hip and back. The Therapist evaluated the problems I was having. She than asked me to put my hands behind my head and bend to the right and walk a straight line down and back. You would of thought I was drunk, I couldn't walk a straight line. I was all over the place. She said my hip flexors were tight and my hips were rotated. I needed to do some stretching exercises for my hip flexors and also work on my core muscles. My stomach muscle were weak. I will admit after I ran the Marathon in October I have not been very good about doing my core workouts.
The Therapist had me get up on the table, than she stretched my hip flexors and hamstrings out. Boy they were tight. She sent me home with some exercises to do twice a day. She wants to see me next Wednesday to see how I am doing. She doesn't want me doing any running for a couple of days. I thought what the heck, I haven't ran for 8 days already what's another couple of days. Here are the exercises she gave me to work on .
|I wish I looked this good running on a treadmill.|