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great EllipticART 00:40

I, Predawn Runner, solemnly swear that, if ever I should face muscular, tendon, or ligament pain again, I will run directly to see Dr. Keyes. I will not pass PT. I will not pay $200.
Thanks Sarah G. for giving Tim the 411 ahead of my visit, it let us get right into the heart of the matter. I never would have guessed what ART could do when performed directly on the Achilles. I figured he'd focus on loosening the calf or something like that and at some point the Achilles would heal up, but I left that office feeling better than I have since even before the "formal" injury started. We're playing it cautious on running, planning at least one or two more treatments before trying again to make sure adhesions are staying clear, but this is definite progress. Oh, and I think I sold him a copy of my book. A little soreness below the heel, but nothing else this morning, after a slightly-shorter elliptical session so I can get my wife out the door to work early.
Finished "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" and now starting "Running the Edge" - two different ends of the running spectrum, I suspect, but both grounded in running as a routine that helps make us better people.

  • Chaz H.
    Chaz H.

    Pardon my blissful ignorance... What is "ART" exactly?

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Nils A.
    Nils A.

    Nice!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Christine S.

    Good news!! So glad to hear how helpful the ART has been... I'm a big fan as well. Nice elliptical work - looking forward to hearing a successful run report in the not-too-distant future!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    @Chaz - http://www.activerelease.ca/2_ARTOverview.html - Active Release Technique - it's massage done while extending or contracting the affected tissues, to work out adhesions and manage scar tissue.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.

    Um, hell yes. I'm through the first 60 pages of your book by the way and loving it. I'm getting ready to head to Keye's and was planning to turn to the page where you talk about your experience and greet him with a reading from it :)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tim M.
    Tim M.

    Very good news. I love it when you don't have to "waste time" with the professional by explaining over and over what's going on too. Really hoping this is the secret buddy!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Patrick P.
    Patrick P.

    Good news! I had bad results from PT with my Achilles and just stopped going. Will have to see if ART is available around here.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Christian H.
    Christian H.

    Sounds like very good news!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn

    Really good to hear Greg!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marie
    Marie

    I'm still waiting for our local ART guru to fit me in but I hear it's magical!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Ann B.

    I totally agree. I had ART about two months ago and it helped tremendously. But I also wanted to say that I have been very anti going to the doctor everytime one of us gets hurt. I thought that resting and icing would suffice and I was tired of all the time at doctors. Then my daughter who has been resting but not getting better went to the doctor yesterday and they think she has a chip out of her bone floating around in there damaging her further. I could kick myself.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chris S.
    Chris S.

    Release the hounds!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joanna
    Joanna

    Great news! I love ART - it really is amazing.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chuck C.
    Chuck C.

    Great report. Wish you well!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mike S.
    Mike S.

    Awesome!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mike
    Mike

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Des
    Des

    Glad you finally went

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Salty O.
    Salty O.

    TK is the best!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Lisa P.
    Lisa P.

    Great job Greg!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Susan F.
    Susan F.

    I am happy that you are making some progress! Hopefully this will get you back out there soon.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Caleb M.

    Good to hear something is helping you make progress. Stay strong on the non-running front until the time is right!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • David P.
    David P.

    Hopefully your next appointments are fairly soon and I hope this works for you.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Fred B.
    Fred B.

    Good to hear that it is moving in the right direction!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • B0b
    B0b

    Sounds like Dr. Keyes has unlocked the door to your recovery.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Great news Greg. I had little doubt ART would help you immensely. This combined w/your excellent ancillary work will have you ready to rock again quickly soon...your task is going to be using restraint.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Bill R.
    Bill R.

    Dr. Keyes is getting quite the reputation in NEO. I've seen him recommended by a number of different people now. I've also heard it can take a while to get an appointment. Was that your experience?

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    yay for ART!! I really think its extremely effective. its worth the pain during. a little soreness is normal. I think you will make quick progress with the ART sessions

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks all - @Bill, it took me about 10 days to get in this time (probably about the same when I first saw him early last year), but once you're in they do a nice job of scheduling the follow-ups pretty regularly.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tim H.
    Tim H.

    Great news! After the semester ends I'm going to pick up a copy of your book, looking forward to it!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tony L.
    Tony L.

    Very happy to hear that you have a plan and that it's working. Great news.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Rob R.
    Rob R.

    Great news Greg!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Matt
    Matt

    Good news Greg. Hope the therapy continues to work. I had an Achilles issue about a year ago and regular PT didn't do much for me. I think it caused other issues. Glad the ART is working for you.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brad P.
    Brad P.

    Awesome news, Greg! Glad to hear you are finally making some good progress on the recovery.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Monika C.
    Monika C.

    Big "like." I haven't felt a need for ART yet (knocks on wood) since massage and the chiro seem to do the trick for me, but after all the praise you and Sarah have for Dr. Keyes, I'm definitely keeping that recommendation in my head! I'm glad you had such good results!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marcie M.

    Great news Greg! I am a huge, huge fan of ART. In fact, just got back from a session. Loved the post--started my day with a smile.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Cindy W.
    Cindy W.

    Great news on the ART! I'm a firm believer in it & it's helped me (performed by my Dr. Bright). Here's hoping this is the start of your recovery!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Andy F.

    Fantastic news! I'm definitely a firm believer in ART. I hope it keeps improving so well!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tom S.
    Tom S.

    I had my ART session yesterday and will return for another on Monday. Glad that it seems to be working.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Maggie H.
    Maggie H.

    :) Great news Greg! Really hope it continues to work for you!

    over 2 years ago Like