“After only 3 appointments my long Sunday morning runs were back!”

Sharon Johnstone was a keen runner, until a glute injury and lockdown stopped her back in March 2020. After just 3 appointments with Chris, from our Wilmslow clinic, she was back running…..and hasn’t looked back! Here is her story:

“Over 25 years or so of running I have seen a number of different physios. None have been as committed and dedicated to ‘fixing’ the problem as Chris. I have come to accept that being a runner is often accompanied with an odd niggle. Back in March, I had what was turning into more than the ‘usual niggle’. The tightness in my glutes was just about grinding me to a halt and I was running less and less. My usual mileage was around 45 miles per week. Heading out of the door for a 10 mile + run was something I did without giving a second thought. However, come March, I had reduced to zero mileage, then lockdown struck.

Once Harris & Ross were able to resume business post lockdown, Chris was my first port of call. Chris worked on loosening the muscles, needling various trigger points and generally getting movement back around the hip and glute areas. The result and improvements were almost instant after one dry needling appointment. Chris was able to empathise with the frustration of not being able to run. He dedicated his own personal time, to ensure I went away from my appointment being able to move with a greater degree of flexibility. Chris ironed out the niggles and saw the ‘bigger picture’ of what was happening (or not happening) with my body. He linked the pieces together to make sure the whole system ran smooth. Slowly but surely progress was made. After only 3 appointments my long Sunday morning runs were back! I can’t thank Chris enough for getting me back to the sport I love! The sport, 6 months ago, I thought had disappeared!

I know I can always call upon Chris and the team at Harris and Ross to get me back up, and literally running again!”