During training for the London Marathon 2016, I manage to get an ankle injury and swelling that caused me to defer. Not knowing what the issue was I was recommended by a friend to visit Jon W Sports Injury. From the get-go they diagnosed tendon injuries around the medial malleolus. However, on top of that, due to my poor bio mechanics, I was heading towards “shin splint” type injuries as the tendons on the inside of both lower leg areas were as they said “like concrete”!
I have always run shorter distances (1/2 marathons or less) but not longer. Jon W Sports Injury set me on a great program of exercises as well as using all the tools in their repertoire to manipulate and help me recover from the original injury as well as other tendon/muscles that could have become injuries!
Along the way, Jon W Sports Injury gave me huge encouragement with the aim of getting me to the start line for the 2017 Marathon, which I achieved. It meant no running in the initial 6-12 week period, which for us runners, is anathema! But recommended substituting with swimming to keep up aerobic activity. During the yearlong program, with their help and recommendations, I visited a podiatrist, and now have orthotics, which I definitely needed plus scans to ensure no major tear to the key injury.
It is amazing how quickly the year has flown by; from my initial downcast mood to the biggest grin I have ever worn crossing the finishing line!
I can say hand on heart that Jon W Sports Injury is the perfect clinic to see whether you have a sports injury, whether you have some niggles you are not sure about or even just advice/help to check/prevent the onset if you are on the path to competing in any sports event and want to keep everything in check. Prevention is better than cure!