Wednesday, June 4, 2008

ART

With the piriformis still acting up I decided yesterday that it would probably be a good idea to actually try to do something about it. I found and contacted an ART practioner in town, Dr. Ken Strickland, and luckily he was able to get me in this morning for which I was really appreciative. Right away we pretty much agreed that it was an overuse issue which has been causing some tightness in my butt/upper leg/lower back. This build up of scare tissue has then been causing my whole leg to hurt. He worked on me for a while and we targeted some definite tight areas so hopefully this will help. The first test is tonight when I've got everyone's favorite running workout: 3 x 2 mile. Then I get to go back in on Friday for another session and hopefully I'll be able to rid myself of this (literal) pain in the ass!

3 comments:

khai said...

Good to see that you're getting this looked at. It might take more than 2 sessions, but ART has a pretty good track record for helping to work through these types of injuries.

Make Lindsey work HARD this weekend!

Lauren said...

ART is my fourth discipline: SWIM/BIKE/RUN/ART.
I would have to abandon triathlon and train for olympic caliber aquarunning, if it weren't for my ART sessions.

Hope you have a fun weekend with your "visitor."

LAUREN H

Andrew said...

Dont worry guys, I'll be treating my guest to some LCM fun with the fast HS kids as I think there at least one or two that can actually make her work a bit...