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2.5 years ago I started to get a pain in my buttock when I ran up hill and this then progressed into my hamstring. Went to physio who treated me for sciatica and very little progress made. Left it a year but kept up with the exercises that she gave me and kept running albeit at a much slower pace, flatter routes and less mileage. As a result I lost fitness. Then went to another physio, one that came highly recommended by GP, and I wasted 4 sessions and was none the wiser nor did I see any improvement despite working hard at the excercises given.
So with 7 weeks till New York Marathon I felt desperate for some help and went along to Harris & Ross Physio at my gym (Total Fitness) and what a good 1.5 hour session I've had and feel much more positive. They specialise with runners and they actually seemed to know what the problem is and they've come up with an action plan.
I have one functional leg longer than the other, apparently this means that it isn't hereditary but as a result of bad pelvic alignment. Very little will be achieved in 7 weeks but they can help me on the right path for the future and give me some relief for my hamstring which is unbelivably tight.
Why oh why didn't I go to them in the first place? Be careful there are some mickey mouse people out there!
Visit was made even better when whilst I was running on the treadmill and they were videoing my biomechanics Michael Owen stopped and watched for a second or two and some nice Wigan Rugby Club player was perched next to me on a desk asking me questions about running and stuff. Cool