Thursday, May 30, 2013

Don't Worry - You Only Walk Wrong

Here's a quick update on my previously reported calf injury.

I went to my first physical therapy session yesterday.  It turns out the injury is not so bad, it's just that I’m walking (and running) incorrectly.  The first 50 years have all been a big mistake.

The PT gave me some exercises to strengthen the other muscles needed (abs/core and glutes) to bring everything back in line and get the calf muscles working as designed.   The exercises are simple yet challenging - some planks, a downward dog type stretch, and a fun exercise ball activity.  The hard part is thinking that it's all about redesigning how I walk.  I'll try to ignore that.

Should be easy – no?


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