This was my first ever time with a physical therapist. I got the idea in my head a couple of weeks ago when I was talking to a fellow runner who was also
He's got a physical therapist? I don't have one of those. I have a general practitioner. I have a chiropractor. Heck, I have a freaking life coach. Maybe I could have a phyiscal therapist too.
Afterwards, I thought I should've asked the fellow whiner for a physical therapist referral, but by then it was after the fact, so I just googled instead. My search landed me at the physical therapy place yesterday afternoon. It seemed like the kind of place I was looking for. The "Free Consultation" didn't hurt either.
Based on first impressions alone, I could add this physical therapist and her "team" to my support crew. She messed around with my foot, had me demo some moves, then gave me homework.
I won't bore with the details - she had some pretty pictures to explain for me - but my issue stems from weakness in the middle of my foot. My homework is a list of exercises to do each day. I've yet to do them today, I'm already slacking. I need to heed my own advice about scheduling time each day for homework.
And the foot is improving. Maybe it was feeling neglected and now it's been appeased. I'm confident I'll be able to dust of my shoes and wake up my running parts relatively soon. I hope they don't complain too much.