Getting to the Bottom of It: A Trip to Finish Line Physical Therapy
I’m bored with talking about my injuries so I’ll spare you the dramatic details of what’s been happening since I was side-lined from the New York City Marathon last year. What I want to share with you is about my trip to Finish Line Physical Therapy.
A few weeks ago I was tweeting about how much I loved my first experience on the Alter G at Equinox when Finish Line Physical Therapy reached out to say I was welcome to try out there’s.
Emailing with them led to signing up for a running gait analysis using the OptoJump technology. The OptoJump records you while running on a treadmill and then analyzes everything from your contact time on the ground and your flight time in the air on each foot to your stride angle. After the recording a Physical Therapist, Brynn went over all the numbers and explained what each one meant.
She even slowed it down to see if I was wearing the right shoes and if I was using my glutes properly (yes to one of those things and no to the other).
Ironically enough, the Alter G was misbehaving so I wasn’t able to use it which was the whole reason I was there in the first place. I left however, knowing that it was the evaluation that I should have been the priority.
I left with a new diagnosis for my injury and scheduled an appointment for next week for a full evaluation that will hopefully confirm the diagnosis as well as figure out why I haven’t been able to do push-ups for the past three months without shoulder pain.
What I liked about Finish Line Physical Therapy is not only is it a beautiful sunny space, but most of the people who work there are athletes themselves. In fact two of them that I spoke with are running the New York City 1/2 Marathon this weekend.
Anyhow, I’m hoping this is my solution and I can finally rid myself of this nagging injury and train my brains out.