I developed sciatica during my training program for the Boston Marathon 2016. Two-months out from the race, I quit training and took a 4 week break. Dr. Dawn Liu was recommended by a few of the runners in my running circle. I called Action Performance immediately. Dr. Dawn spent nearly an hour on my first visit. I was sweaty! Bending, stretching, squatting, and even running.
She broke down my issues. It wasn’t just sciatica. I was dealing with hip issues, tight hamstrings, weak glutes, and my form was suffering. The sciatic pain was the last straw. I was devastated with the set-back. She started treatment (ART) immediately and had me stretching and working on my core at home. Two weeks later I was back to running short distances. I wasn’t completely healed but I was able to run with much less discomfort. The ART was targeting the deep tissue that had been stressed for so long and impossible to reach with simple stretching and foam rolling
One month later, I raced my best half marathon by more than 2 minutes. And one month after that, I toed the line at Boston! I raced my strongest full marathon even with terrible weather conditions. Most importantly, I was pain free.
I have to thank Dr. Dawn for all that she did to me physically and mentally. She knows what she’s doing! She treats the problem and she corrects the cause as well. She gave me the confidence I needed to get myself back to running and to trust in the treatment.