Trigger Point Therapy at Balance Physio
‘How come you’re never injured?’ is a question I’m often asked. Considering the nature of my how I earn a crust, tackling the worlds toughest races, I’m amazed that I’ve not had any serious injuries.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that I don’t get injured. I get niggles just like everyone else. But I’m lucky that considering the facts, I’ve not come a cropper.
There are some things about my body and training that I’m very aware of.
For instance, I’m certainly not flexible. I can count on my hand the number of sports massages I’ve had that haven’t been given for free at the end of a race. I don’t have a coach. I’m not a member of a gym. I don’t do enough stretching after training sessions or races. I own a Trigger Point Therapy Grid roller that is not getting enough use. I have a kettle bell that mostly gets used as a door prop.
However, during the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc that I did last week, I picked up a rather swollen Achilles, which prompted me to visit Balance Physio in Clapham, South West London. They suggested that I come along to their free Trigger Point Performance Therapy techniques class which they run every Wednesday from 8am to 9am.
You can find a handy explanation to the six major points that you need to work on on the Trigger Point Performance Therapy website.
- Soleus region (essentially your calf muscles)
- IT Band
- Psoas (works groin and lower back area)
- Piriformis (glutes)
Although I own one of TPPT’s Grid rollers, I’d not used their Trigger Point Ultimate 6 kit before. It takes a bit of time to remember what you’re doing, but I’m already starting to feel the benefits. Although not the cheapest bit of kit (it’s the cost of one or two massages), fingers crossed, I’ll be as be as supple as a curtain by the end of the month!