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Testimonials

February 19, 2014 by physicalrevolution No Comments »

SUCCESS SUNDAY 1: Liz came to Physical Revolution suffering with chronic lower back pain which was preventing her from taking part in the sports that she loves: namely swimming and jogging. Watch the video to see how she did…

 

SUCCESS SUNDAY 2: Here is the story of one of our athletes, Darren who came to Physical Revolution Worthing Runners and Worthing Physiotherapy to work on his Running performance. Here is his testimonial and some of the video work we did with him. Look at the change in angle at the hip at the start and end of the video – increased hip flexion by 40% ! ..which equated to faster stronger running:

“I’ve been running pretty regularly for a long time. As bits of me started to wear out and hurt more, I decided to think about how I run… I’d never been taught how to run correctly. I responded to the whole “born to run” hype and made the move to forefoot running a couple of years ago – it certainly seemed to help and I got injured less often, but I didn’t know if I was doing it right.

Then I sort of stumbled into doing a few trail marathons and enjoyed them (well, I enjoyed finishing them!). With my mid-life crisis rapidly approaching, I foolishly booked to do the South Downs Way 50 in April 2015. It was getting serious and I decided that I had better learn how to run properly – so I went to Matt at Physical Revolution.

Matt did a thorough analysis of my running style, balance, coordination and core strength (very important for runners, apparently!). He took lots of videos and used these to show me what was going on and how I could improve. The videos were great for me, sometimes I can struggle to understand instructions, once I’d seen my running the problems and opportunities to improve, were obvious.

Over several weeks I was given a series of exercises to improve my balance, body awareness and strength. It took a little time, but started to make a big difference. Regular check-ins after longer runs, by both text and in consultations helped to diagnose problems and fix them. I began to learn what it felt like to run using the right muscles. Matt’s knowledge, adaptability and enthusiasm kept me going and helped things click into place. It takes a long time to change the way you run, but I’m starting to see the results. I’m around 30 seconds per kilometre quicker than I was and I can sustain this speed for longer, because I’m using the right muscles to run. Because I’m using the right muscles I can recover quicker and it hurts a bit less! That means I can run more often without getting injured and feeling much less tired.

In the last three months I’ve run my best 10K and Marathon times and I can run up hills much easier. A couple of weeks ago I completed the South Downs Way 50, beating my target time by over an hour.

I have no hesitation in recommending Matt and Physical Revolution to fellow runners. Whatever your ability, learning how to run properly will change how you feel about any distance, from a Park Run to an Ultra”.

 

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