Simon – calf cramps and muscle tension

I like to consider myself a fairly active man with a full time job with a lot of travel, a son aged 3 and an almost unhealthy addiction to the sport of triathlon. However, I am rapidly approaching 40 and, after setting myself the goal of becoming an Ironman in 2017, I knew that I would be putting my body through high volumes of training stress and I would need some help to make sure I didn’t cause myself any lasting damage.  I had suffered from pretty severe calf cramps and muscle tension in the past which impaired my ability to train and had the tendency to appear during races reducing me to a slow walk!

A friend recommended Colin at Causeway Physio, and from my very first consultation, I knew I was in safe hands.  Not only was Colin extremely knowledgeable and had genuine interest in making sure I was taken care of, but looked beyond the consultation by providing some guidance via exercises and stretches to complete at home.  The recommended treatment was some dry needle work to alleviate the tension in the muscles, which was fantastic, despite some nervousness at the start.  We then agreed some structure both with regular consultation and stretches to help maintain a balance between health and training.

Unlike many other competitors, I had no issues whatsoever in my training in 2017 and had one of my best ever race seasons since taking up the sport.  I put this largely down to the team at Causeway Physio, so much so, that i have signed up for another Ironman in 2018, and Causeway Physio was one of the first people I told.

I have no hesitation in recommending the team at Causeway Physio and look forward to another problem free race season in 2018.

Simon Daly
Coleraine

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