>> Saturday, December 07, 2013
I saw a new PT on Wednesday. In that last 3 months, that's my 2nd PT (along with 3 Chiropractors, 2 Sports Med Docs, and 1 Orthopedic Doc). Two big shockers: First, he doesn't know what's wrong with me. (Join the club.) And second, my butt is weak. (Something I've known since 2007 and was confirmed with another injury in 2011.)
He set up the camera and filmed me walking and running (and stepping and hopping).
One of the new interesting things he discovered was that my overall strength is average to great (and pretty equal side-to-side when he tested me with static exertion). But when it comes time using those muscles (like while hopping or running - anything dynamic), everything just falls apart. Here, look at this:
Then the PT had me take off my shirt and do some running:
When he filmed my legs, we saw the side-to-side imbalance issue again. Here's my "good" leg hitting, and note that my left ankle is turning a LITTLE and that there's a little space between my knees:
And I'm supposed to try running more: instead of 3 minutes of running for 4 reps, I'm now supposed to try 8 minutes of running, 2 minutes of walking, for 2 reps. (And I'm supposed to try that every 2 days.) I'm actually pretty optimistic that it will go OK.
Anyway, when I was done at the PTs office, I instagrammed this photo:
First topless running evaluation. #StillRockinTheChops
Anyway, the majority of this post could read "as learned in 2007 and 2011, I'm weak in the butt on 1 side." Time to work on that some more. Now pardon me while I go "blast my ass."