I've been on the injury couch for a couple of weeks, first with shin pain, then knee pain, both of which have cleared up after a few days' rest.
I had a free session with a PT at the gym yesterday and he was brilliant, but charges £80 an hour!! He was in his 50s, like me, and it was clear that he was very experienced and knew his stuff and I would love more sessions with him but I am not a banker, or NHS manager, so am not in a position to pay this kind of money on a regular basis! (He didn't tell me his prices before the free session and I tried not to look shocked when I found out afterwards.)
He said I needed to strengthen my leg muscles/glutes/quads etc and my core to safeguard against injuries. Can I do this just as effectively for free by seeking out advice online - youtube etc - or is a PT worth the expense as an investment in my health? If so, perhaps I can negotiate with him...