I went to ADPT Physio in May 2022 for treatment after running my first 21 km without any experience or training. During treatment and some in-depth conversations with Phil, I was convinced that if I wanted to have longevity in making running my sport, I should not just run because I want to, but rather run so that I can enjoy the sport longer. In the first two months, I was very impressed with the amount of knowledge that Phil shared and immersed into my program, in particular, focusing on overall body strengthening and running posture.
Within those two months, my running and training had evolved positively, and it got my 5KM run at least 3mins faster than my pre-coaching runs. Phil has a different way of pushing your limits, the program that I got was structured based on what my capacity is and progresses when Phil sees an opportunity for me to increase that capacity.
The training and coaching that I was getting is motivational, personal, and challenging, which led to preparing for an official half marathon within two months. Those two months included runs that taught me to chat and breathe properly while running (I was never a fan of a chatty run but I realize that this had a role in understanding how I can manage my run better), pain management (which I call pain-focused transfer or proper posturing to move pain and eventually make it disappear), use of ADPT and other running apps to monitor essentials (sleep, calories, steps, etc.) and running that included a 90m elevated steps (Wendy's Secret Garden Steps for those who live in Sydney) 5 times - non-stop.
As a result of that consistent body training and running prep, my 10KM run capacity has moved significantly (1hr3mins is my fastest recorded vs. 1hr15mins pre-coaching) and I ran the Sydney Blackmores half marathon 11mins faster versus the 4 months prior to the training run. To date, Phil continuously monitors my exercises and runs (despite limited one-to-one training due to my new work schedule and studies), and provides ideas on how to get my exercises done since I don't gym train as much for about 1.5 months now. By the way, I can now do 7 Wendy's Steps non-stop, and did I show you how my body has changed because of the discipline and strengthening exercises that Phil instilled? - all within 4 months.
Never thought I would publicly say this but... Phil is awesome. The biggest compliment that you can get is when your best mates tell you that these days are the healthiest that they have seen me.