Been moping since Monday because I still haven’t gone back to class yet since my first physio session. Instead, I went for another session somewhere else.
After mentioning the physiotherapy to my brother-the-P.E-teacher, he of course brought up that the physiotherapist he goes to charges a mere fraction of what I paid. So I thought, what the hell.
Physio #2 runs her own practice but also operates out of a rather ghetto communal location on the weekends when she sees referral-only clients at a very low price. She’s also known to tell it like it is and even shoo her regulars away, refusing their money when she thinks they’re recovering and no longer need treatment.
I showed her a video of what triggers the twingy pain in my back: my still-clumsy dismount from the pull-up V. I told her how I suspect that part of the problem is a lack of core and upper body strength to lower slowly with control, and how it’s the point just before I flop down ungracefully where that pesky back muscle twinges.
She replayed the video three times, then dropped the killer bomb.
“You’re just not strong enough.”
I think I actually heard a small portion of my heart breaking. With my fragile ego along with it.
Insert: That awkward moment when your secret suspicion that, you are in fact, just a weakling, is confirmed by a medical practitioner.
“Why don’t you work on strengthening first? If not, it’ll be like trying pass college entrance exams over and over when you just haven’t gotten through high school yet.”
Before I left, she gave me a thera band to use with my pole for strengthening my shoulder and back muscles with.
Looks like it’s back to the old drawing board…