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How to "Be Careful" and Excel After Injury healing an injury recover from injury sports injury the pain free athlete Apr 21, 2021
A client recently remarked to me that I probably have to "be careful" with my athletics since I have been injured and have had multiple joint surgeries. This blog is in answer to her statement.

If you Google the topic, the idea of being careful regarding pain and activity is obviously widespread....

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Conquering Your Fear of Re-injury heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury healing chronic pain pain free athlete posture therapy self healing the pain free athlete Dec 19, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

As you resume sports, your primary fear is most likely re-injury. Because of your previous injury, you may have been through extensive rehabilitation, unable to play your sport, and you don't want to go back to...

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Healing is Possible! heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury healing chronic pain pain free athlete pain free body self healing self-compassion the pain free athlete Sep 28, 2017

Please enjoy the beginning of Chapter 1 from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon. Download the entire chapter.

Your body is wonderfully resilient. It wants to serve you and make possible all the sports and activities you love. However, I know this is hard to hear right now....

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Find Non-Movement-Based Techniques to Manage Stress athletic injury balance breath meditation heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury self healing stress stress management stress relief stress response Feb 02, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

Injuries raise your stress level. Looking back at the previous tips (for your healing journey), each of these could be a source of stress. Your stress may escalate because you have overloaded your mind or body...

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Four Reasons You Don't Want to Get Hurt athletic injury body awareness foot injury healing an injury healing and injury injury recovery posture alignment posture therapy self healing Sep 23, 2014

Ankle Taping: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Ben Franklin said these famous words in 1736 in reference to fire prevention. You can apply the same philosophy, however, to sports injuries. For several reasons--beyond the obvious--we want to avoid any initial injuries...

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Pain is Your Ally In Healing chronic pain freedom from pain heal yourself healing an injury healing chronic pain pain free athlete self healing self-compassion the pain free athlete Sep 08, 2014

“Pain is part of the body's defense system, producing a reflexive retraction from the painful stimulus, and tendencies to protect the affected body part while it heals, and avoid that harmful situation in the future.”

This is the evolutionary and behavioral role of pain as described...

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Joint Pain, Taping and the Long-Term Consequences heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury healing pain posture alignment Dec 11, 2013

 

Before any athletic practice or competition, you'll often see rows of athletes lined up in the training room having their ankles, wrists or other various joints taped so they can go play. If you're like most athletes, you don't think much about it except that you need to get to practice...

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My Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis heal yourself healing an injury pain free athlete pain free body the pain free athlete Feb 27, 2013

I was diagnosed with severe bone-on-bone Osteoarthritis (OA) in my left hip in 2007 after arthroscopic surgery. When my doctor and I parted, his last words were, "I'll see you in 15 years for your hip replacement." In my late 30s I was too young for a joint replacement, being advised to reduce my...

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The Most Important Question to Ask About Your Pain heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury healing chronic pain healing pain the pain free athlete Aug 28, 2012

You know that kid who is always asking questions to the point of being annoying? What does s/he want to know - WHY? Why this, why that, why, why, why. It can be a difficult question with a complex answer. Adults interacting with this child may become drained by the steady stream of...

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