Last year I spent five months in physical therapy being treated for IT Band Syndrome and numbness in my feet when I ran. It was a long and difficult healing process, but it was also a very educational one. I learned a lot from the therapist who worked with me and we kept in touch after my treatments ended. Meghan recently left UCSF to open her own practice with a friend - Local Motion Physical Therapy!
Do you know how, when you buy a new car, you suddenly notice all of the other cars on the road of the same make and model? It's happen to me every time. I guess the same can be true for injuries. I've definitely had my share, the latest being IT Band Syndrome that prevented me from running the Ogden Marathon last Spring.
When I was little (we're talking pre-elementary school age), my grandparents were my babysitters. I remember climbing into my Grandpa's truck and going with them to my Grandpa's acupuncture appointment. I didn't understand what "acupuncture" was. When asked I was told that it was "when they stick needles into you." The only thing I could comprehend about that explanation was that it was like getting a bunch of shots all over your body. (Still) Being extremely fearful of shots, I shunned the practice.