I hurried in to the physical therapy center this morning after a flurry of preparing my office for a group of customers visiting this week. I was the first patient there at 7:00am before all but one of the staff – a great physical therapist with a leaning towards sports medicine.
He walked me through a number of tests to check for imbalances in strength, leg length, flexibility, and posture between my two sides. As I expected, there were several little things that were off. A slightly longer leg, a tight IT band, some weaker muscles. But nothing stood out as THE cause of my hip pain.
He had me do a few sets of exercises and showed me several more to do at home along with some stretching and work on a foam roller. I’ll be back on Friday to see how things are going. If these exercises do the trick, I won’t have to back off on running and I’ll be ready for marathon training in April.
So far so good. I look forward to seeing how this goes!
On a side note, this is my 300th post on Cyclin’ Missy. I’m so happy to still be here on the journey with all of you!