As someone who is dealing with the postponement of the London Marathon and not knowing what the next few months will entail, it was great to talk to Sophie about structuring my training and getting stronger for the marathon. I went into the appointment slightly anxious and came out feeling positive with a plan to break down my training into 3-4 week blocks and setting manageable goals for each block.
I am currently working to strengthen my hips and glutes as I have suffered with IT band issues and problems with my left knee. At my last meeting we focused more on mobility with a lunge matrix, pigeon stretch, clam and lateral leg lift. In this appointment, Sophie suggested I start implementing strengthening into the routine with a single leg glute squat. She demonstrated through the screen, then I had a go and she gave me advice on how to improve my form.
I would definitely recommend video appointments with a sports therapist during the lockdown as even though I did not see Sophie physically in person we were still able to talk through my concerns, put my mind at ease and work towards strengthening my niggles to help me achieve my goal of running the London Marathon. The quality of advice and support was still at a very high level via video appointment.