Favorite Activity/Sports: Running (Marathon – 5K)
Injury: IT Band induced knee pain
What you like about AST and how we helped: Having just completed my first full marathon I was feeling really great emotionally, my knee however was another story. I had what I thought was typical knee pain from putting my body through its paces leading up to the race. I started to notice it around mile 15 every time I hit the distances. With a little rest the symptoms would subside, only to flare up again. I met up with a running coach of mine a couple days after the race and she suggested I go and see AST in order to aid in recovery and get back on the road.
AST was able to get to the cause of my pain from the onset of our appointment. In addition to working on the symptoms that I was having, they noticed that my other knee was a little off even though there was no pain involved. I had broken the patella on that knee about a year earlier. I was amazed that they noticed that and their suggestion to keep a eye on it turned the focus from recovery to prevention. From the treatments, after care and stretching suggestions I left feeling empowered and more educated.
Had I known what I would learn from Austin Sports Therapy I would have been here much sooner. I am feeling better and faster than ever.