A while back I had posted this thread http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_injuries/functional_problems_pelvic_issue in regards to functional problems I’d been having with my lumbar/pelvic region. After a consultation with my GP, I had subsequently been referred to an ortho, a physio, and am awaiting an appointment with a neurologist. Ortho immediately dismissed me, as there were no abnormalities present on X-Ray.
I am now a couple weeks into appointments with my physio, but I’m having some concerns and wanted to seek advice. One of my main concerns is that any inquires made on my behalf (i.e. non-firing glute, functional leg-length issue, hip flexor/glute imbalance) have instantly been disregarded, yet the problem area itself has barely even been addressed or examined.
Instead, what is being being focused on is ‘alignment’ of my ankles, knees and hips- yet the way in which I have been told to hold my legs (slightly knock-knee’d) is identical to the way in which I did so at the end of last year, when I had myself been attempting to adjust myself to what I had considered perfect alignment. However, all that I achieved was that I ended up with severe IT-Band syndrome and CP, in both knees (despite being an avid foam-roller); my worry is that things are going to flare up once again.
Are my concerns here at all justified? I know I am not in the LEAST bit qualified to give a self-diagnosis, and I’m here expressing concerns at the suggestions of a qualified professional, but I can’t help but feel that the focus is being shifted away from where it should be at, and is potentially putting me in a position where I could once again end up injured.