The podcast episode features Mark, a competitive masters runner in his sixties, sharing his journey overcoming proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT). We start exploring his initial symptoms, mistakes made, setbacks, and successful recovery methods. Mark’s proactive approach to understanding his condition, especially upon receiving a diagnosis, led him to discover Brodie’s podcast dedicated to PHT.
Mark’s injury originated from intense post-race training that exacerbated the PHT. Despite his initial resistance, Mark realized the importance of prioritizing rehab over running, a mental shift essential for recovery. His mistakes included running too much and participating in races prematurely. Gradually, he learned to follow prescribed exercise routines and mastered techniques like the deadlift, which significantly targeted the affected tendon.
The conversation emphasizes the mental aspect of recovery, with Mark highlighting the significance of maintaining a routine, even during injury, for both physical and mental well-being. His dedication to sustaining a runner’s routine, adjusting workouts, and staying positive played a pivotal role in his successful rehabilitation.
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