Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Training Area: Recuperation - ex.R3 [OSTEOPATH]

Its been a month since I last posted about my treatment and rehabilitation for the pelvis injury I sustained during my fall in July. Since then I've had 4 treatments with my osteopath Nick Tuckley.


The first couple of treatments Nick had to re-align the pelvis as it would not go back into place easily. I guess its like trying to go on a no-cake diet after months of eating loads of cakes...The first few weeks you crave cakes and probably will eat a few - but then it gets easier until you stop altogether!! Well thats what its like for my pelvis - its been so long in the wrong position that it now doesn't want to stay in its new position. However, Nick has managed to stabilise it and now its well aligned. However, my injured ankle was also poorly aligned and the changes in my bodies structure was causing pain in my legs, my trapezius muscle and my lumbar, so Nick still had lots of work to do in our sessions. All in all it was 3-4 weeks of treatment until I was back training (well rehabilitation training).
Some pilates exercises
Nick instructed me to start with light swimming, pilates and no rotational movement. A week of increasing from 20 minutes to 1 hour of front crawl, breast stroke and back stroke followed:


However, on Friday the day of Nick's final treatment I had a sore right Lumbar. It turns out this was done from the previous day and Friday's side-running (in the pool) of 4 minutes. After a long time without training I can understand that you can easily injure yourself again but after just 8 minutes of side-running I wouldn't expect the injury I got...I had 3 frustrating days of rest in pain that followed. 

We are now looking in to the reason as to why I'm getting some many injuries. Right now we're stumped but my next blog post is hopefully going to shed some light onto the reason. I have a meeting with a well-respected pilates expert. 
Ciao


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