I am always intrigued when my Physical Therapist and my Deep Tissue Massage therapist really dig down and analyze my body.
Because of the multiple spinal areas that I have compounded with my shoulders, many of the pure 'regular' physical therapy sessions do not work for me In fact they have proven at times to be more harmful.
My Deep Tissue guy always told me, our bodies our Stereos. When you have a problem in one area, there is another part of the body that will be impacted. And many times its not always so obvious.
Because of the 'water-bailing' that I had to do in February, my Lower Back, Thoracic area , Cervical area and Hips took a good beating. I've been in more discomfort and pain recently and its all over my body.
When they do take a good look at me, they both see that my Hips and Hamstrings are WAY TOO TIGHT. And that in turn has thrown hips totally out of alignment thus shortening up one leg which them puts me into a limp, which has a negative effect on my back, which in turn then aggravates my groin pull, which then starts to trigger my rhomboid muscle in the thoracic area which finally excites my cervical area!!!
The complete domino effect!
So, there plan, attack the hamstring. My physical therapist has a few stretches that help and being in the pool helps. But when I went to my Deep Tissue guy, he had me on the floor and was digging his toes into my hamstring...
He said NOPE, too tight, turned me over on my back and then started to do the same thing, in the middle of my thigh (there is a real deep muscle underneath) and was pouncing and jabbing at it. This was the most painful procedure he has put me through in over 3 years.
The following day, I went to my Physical Therapist and she was amazed at just how much more mobility I had. But it aint over, there are going to be a number of more sessions.
Next one, tomorrow at 09:30am. If any of you here screams around that time frame (EST), its ME!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences