Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sprained my ankle recently while trail running. Doc said "Physical therapy!" to strengthen the ankle muscles and for some proprioceptive training. Sounds good.
However the PT spent the entire first session telling me my hips and butt are weak. What? But they don't hurt! It's my ankle - and just one of them!
Nonetheless the PT insisted ("No point working on your ankle if the rest of your body is just going to screw it all up!"). Maybe she's right but I'm just afraid she could probably point to several other parts of my body that are no longer quite right after 54 years of living and it will be months before she'll reach my ankle.
She did promise she would eventually make it around to my ankle. In the meantime, my butt is exhausted from these exercises! 30 minutes of butt tightening twice a day? Really?!