>> Wednesday, October 12, 2016
So having been through a number of consultants and physios with limited success to fix my knee, the last consultant I saw recommended a running coach and physio who do running analysis using a normal treadmill and one in water.
Actually they spent a lot of time first with me just doing different movements before they even started to look at my run style.
It turns out I have no glutes to be spoken of, I am still compensating for my back problem even though I no longer have one and my centre of gravity is way off. I have definite lean to the side, I lean forward when I run, I flick my legs out to the side and forwards and
despite being right side dominant I never actually use my right leg properly.
Oh the list of my failings was endless and although the ladies really were the loveliest people, I did at least twice have to have a stern chat to myself of "do not cry, do not cry"
But beyond all the bad news, the good news is they gave me some exercises to do to free up my 'fixed position' and when I have finally mastered those I am to go back and have another analysis to see what I do next to sort out my bad form and see if I can finally get closer to sorting out my bad knee.
But running in water is so much fun, it is almost impossible to have a bad position, the water makes you use your muscles properly. It is hard work.
I loved it!!
Oh to have one of these at home.