Runners Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Blooming physio*stamps feet*
Went today as I felt after 3 weeks the ankle has gotten slightly better but in my opinion not better enough to run.

So the physio looks at my ankle do this and that and this and that. Then gets me to stand on one leg eyes shut and then she told me.............well your ankle has gotten slightly better and the calfs are not as tight. Keep up with the excersises.

That was £25 for 15 mins of being told what I knew anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(35 min appointment is £25, I thought she would rub it at least:lol:

So this is my new plan (and buy the way I'm not loaded) I'm going to see about this Remedial massage

*Remedial massage is a deep tissue therapy that uses advanced techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions and muscular dysfunctions. Remedial massage is recommended for treatment of injuries or repetitive strain problems.

Advanced remedial massage is manipulation of the body's soft tissues. The treatment soothes away aches, mobilises locked joints and re-balances the body framework giving pain relief and better posture. Advanced remedial massage uses a variety of powerful and effective manual techniques, including Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) which allow joints to move more easily.*

Cant hurt.....can it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,493 Posts
probably not too dissimilar from a sports massage by the sound of things - though I'm sure someone in the know will happily correct me :)
I had to read the description twice but yep Rich, I think you're right... just a way of making it sound more 'specialised'
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Just make sure they know about your injury, so that they don't inadvertantly make it worse :(
I will, last think I need is for it to get worse.

And um....well..... I have to apologise for my dumness, this is what I wanted *Electrotherapy is the use of machines used by a therapist to promote and aid the speedy recovery of injuries and dysfunctions of the body helping to promote the bodies own self-repair mechanisms with little or no discomfort. Electrotherapy works well on many conditions including :

acute and chronic injuries
tendonitis
bursitis
sprains and strains*

I thought it was with the massage, but it wasn't.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
511 Posts
Cant hurt.....can it?
Ahead of what they describe as a 'deep tissue therapy' I hope they're not famous last words :p

*Electrotherapy is the use of machines used by a therapist to promote and aid the speedy recovery of injuries and dysfunctions of the body helping to promote the bodies own self-repair mechanisms with little or no discomfort. Electrotherapy works well on many conditions including :

acute and chronic injuries
tendonitis
bursitis
sprains and strains*

I thought it was with the massage, but it wasn't.
I went to see my physio last Friday for a general sports massage but also to have a look at my calf which was still very tight and a little painful and she used an electrotherapy machine on it (it was called an interfere-something or other) which was a bit like the Tens machines used in child birth.

Although a little uncomfortable when at full power and downright excrutiating when removing the sticky pads at the end :'( (ladies who wax I salute you !!) it certainly seemed to help loosen up my calf muscle so I would definately recommend looking further into this to help with your ankle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20,654 Posts
Blooming physio*stamps feet*
Went today as I felt after 3 weeks the ankle has gotten slightly better but in my opinion not better enough to run.

So the physio looks at my ankle do this and that and this and that. Then gets me to stand on one leg eyes shut and then she told me.............well your ankle has gotten slightly better and the calfs are not as tight. Keep up with the excersises.

That was £25 for 15 mins of being told what I knew anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(35 min appointment is £25, I thought she would rub it at least:lol:

So this is my new plan (and buy the way I'm not loaded) I'm going to see about this Remedial massage

*Remedial massage is a deep tissue therapy that uses advanced techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions and muscular dysfunctions. Remedial massage is recommended for treatment of injuries or repetitive strain problems.

Advanced remedial massage is manipulation of the body's soft tissues. The treatment soothes away aches, mobilises locked joints and re-balances the body framework giving pain relief and better posture. Advanced remedial massage uses a variety of powerful and effective manual techniques, including Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) which allow joints to move more easily.*

Cant hurt.....can it?
Reminds me of that advert for every good thing that happens a bad thing happens to restore the balance...you got shafted on your treatment and I got a free 20min fizz session before my race....!!

Balance restored!!:lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,463 Posts
Reminds me of that advert for every good thing that happens a bad thing happens to restore the balance...you got shafted on your treatment and I got a free 20min fizz session before my race....!!

Balance restored!!:lol:
That post will come back and bite you on the a*** one of these days :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Ahead of what they describe as a 'deep tissue therapy' I hope they're not famous last words :p



I went to see my physio last Friday for a general sports massage but also to have a look at my calf which was still very tight and a little painful and she used an electrotherapy machine on it (it was called an interfere-something or other) which was a bit like the Tens machines used in child birth.

Although a little uncomfortable when at full power and downright excrutiating when removing the sticky pads at the end :'( (ladies who wax I salute you !!) it certainly seemed to help loosen up my calf muscle so I would definately recommend looking further into this to help with your ankle.
I will do thanks for the great response, it's good to hear of positive outcomes that people have had.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top