Strutting my stuff

Todays appointment at the clinic went really well.  After a further physical assessment and some work on my lower spine to alleviate some of the stiffness that occurs plus stretches on the muscles at the front of my thighs, I was zipped into my Alter-G shorts!

I was soon walking at 5.2 kph (3.2mph) at 70% of my total body weight.  The wonderful thing about the Alter G is that I am able to walk without over-stressing my joints and muscles and therefore I am not experiencing the lower back and hip pain that ordinarily occur when I walk any distance at all.

In total I walked for 20 minutes, mostly at a brisk pace.

I have now signed up for 10 sessions on the Alter G, the first one will be next Monday when the Physio will over see me.  After that I can go back any time that I want and use the treadmill without supervision – but I will need support from someone to get the shorts on and zip myself in and out of the machine.

I am also booked to have a session with the sports therapist at the clinic this Friday.  He will devise me an exercise programme to work on my “problem areas” – neck, shoulders, hips and lower spine.

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