In an earlier post I mis-diagnosed my injury as a hamstring strain which was in actual fact something completely different. I don’t happen to have a ultrasound scanner knocking around in my shed – oh, and the ability to actually use it.
I have the best chiropractor in the world! Beth has managed to return my rotator cuff to near 100% mobility. This has taken quite a few months of assessment, dry needling, drills, and then repeat. When I limped into her office last week complaining about my hamstring we went through some detailed testing and my hamstring was ruled out as the problem pretty quickly. It was a little tight though so some dry needling was delivered.
While on the table Beth arranged an appointment for an ultrasound at the Anglo-European Chiropractic College who happened to be looking for broken triathletes to train on. Result! The next day I received a lesson in fault diagnosis and got my Achilles scanned and diagnosed too…
I left the college with two diagnosis and a 45 minute education on the location and function of just about every muscle and tendon in my leg. (OK, a pretty high level education) They were even nice enough to offer return visits anytime I had a tweak or twinge and they’d try and fit me in. Awesome!!
So the moral of the story is some things need the eyes and expertise of a professional who can diagnose, advise and treat. My season is now back on track so their intervention is worth paying for.