What fido said. Don't touch the bottom, you need to be in the deep end. It takes a bit of practice. Try doing different strides. Keep up right. there are some videos on you tube that help with technique.
You're injured and still running? Quack or no quack....anyone will tell you NOT TO RUN!
if you're paying for a pyhsio, you get to choose who you want to see. Don't want homeopathy...don't go to one.
i went to a sports injury pyhsio. he did stretching movements and gave me exercises and did massages. He also did dry needling and acupuncture....not sure if that is part of your quack definition or not...but he asked me if I wanted it, he had the skills, I said why not.
My advice would be: stop running. Rest. Strengthen. Stretch. Aqua jog. Don't run again until no pain. As you say, you trained too much too quickly when you came back, so start back slower.
and start aqua jogging. Non-weight bearing so you can at least preserve your cardio-vascular fitness
I could not second this advice highly enough. I got injured (shin splints) in my marathon training. went to a 'marathon training school' thing and saw a pyshio from the GB team...she told me to do aqua jogging. It's the next best thing to running on land. You look an absolute arse in the swimming pool. Complete arse. BUT it got me to the start and finish line of the marathon. I did my long runs, tempo runs, everything in the pool (until I could run on land again). I did up to two hour sessions aqua running. Do it!