na I don't have athletic body in balance, I just googled the toe touch progression. Is it wise just to do that? Or are there movements I should do first before I attempt the toe touch progression. I'll buy the book, it's on my list, I just dont' have any money for the next couple of weeks.
When I met the physio before he basically said what you're saying: that he'll see me once, assess all the movement patterns, show me how to correct them then send me on my way, with a follow up 6 weeks or so later. It's wicked you have such a good relationship with your physio, but I suppose considering all the injuries you've had over the years you must have seen a lot of the guy.
It could be worth it. Difficult to say how effective it will be. Generally Gray advises you iron out the side to side discrepancies first. The significance is, a lot of the times when you do this, you improve on the other tests without actually working through the progressions. You pick your worse, improve it, and retest the others. It's amazing how everything starts to come together. The toe touch progression is really the basis for "squat to stand" as you see from the likes of Cressey, Robertson, etc.
Basically, it's shooting in the dark.... I don't see any harm in trying it as long as it doesn't hurt.
btw I actually met my physio after I had resolved most of my injuries myself. I had given up on physios. I think I went through 3 different ones, then said, "screw it, i'll learn it all myself and fix it all myself". That's not quite what happened, but it's what started me on the path i'm on. Along the way I seen about another 3, including one "sports therapist" (who wasn't a physio..... and was pretty much useless, just adding to my misguided view).
He was a recommendation via a good trainer (who now works in DW sports at The Forte, btw). I got talking to this trainer when he seen me warming up and came over to me and said, "Have you been reading Gray Cook?". Most trainers don't even know who Gray Cook is. That trainer kept on at me saying I should get certified and start training people. I never listened at first. I then injured my left knee and he told me, "go see this guy". Reluctant to see another physio, I gave myself 4 weeks to fix my knee. It improved a little but not drastically. Pressed by the trainer, I went to the physio. I know now that the Trainer had been telling the physio about me before this. He kept asking me about my training, and kept saying, "how do you know about this, how do you know about that, etc". Then told me I was in the wrong job. We chatted for about an hour and a half (i was his last appointment). The rest is history although the change in direction my life took is still being written. I used to have loads of email conversations with him, pretty much debating various things(we don't agree on everything lol) and getting advice about getting started. I just picked/pick his brains (he actually started off a trainer, so support his cage fighting/mma). Funnily enough he still comments on the "essays" that I send to him (not like me at all).
After that knee injury I went for a "service" every 3-4 months. No injuries just keeping on top of things. So, really, he's had to deal with 2 injuries - the knee, and the hamstring, lol. I dealt with my shoulder, ankle, groin/adductor injuries and posture myself (there's been other issue but i would class them more as niggles than "injuries").
If you/anyone does have a good physio, I would 100% recommend getting a regular check up (every 3-6 months is ideal) even if you feel fine. Dysfunction almost always comes before pain. If you get the dysfunction first, you'll avoid the pain and set backs...