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3 Biggest Fears Your Clients Have About Admitting to Having Pain. Hey, I’m Sarah from mostmotion® and I’m here with another video for every sports and fitness coach who wants to help their clients out of their low level pain or help avoid injuries, but they don’t want to specialise in injuries or become a therapist.
So what are the fears that your clients have about admitting to pain? And why is this important to you? Well, the three fears are basically that they will stop, they will have to stop training. That is the biggest fear by a longshot that all your clients have and all your participants in your group sessions have about admitting to pain. They hate the idea of stopping training. So they will just do everything they possibly can to keep training including ignoring the pain.
The second thing is they don’t want to admit pain, because they’re worried about how much it will cost them to fix it either in time or money or both. And the third thing is they worry about how long it’s going to take to fix it, or the fact that they will be stuck with it forever. So when somebody gives a diagnosis of some kind of itis or syndrome, then people think that it’s a long term problem, that’s going to stay with them forever. So they wait until they can’t ignore it anymore. The pain has got so bad, they can’t train around it anymore, they can’t train through it anymore. And eventually, they will just have to admit that they have pain, which means that you have to wait until they can tell you about it, until they’re prepared to tell you about it. But by then it’s too late.
So if we want to truly help our clients avoid injury, get out of their low level pain before it becomes a problem without having to specialise in injuries at all, then the first step is to recognise the signs that the problem is there in the first place. And by signs I mean non verbal cues, okay, so it’s in their body language, it’s in their behaviours it’s in the simple things like avoiding one side of their body, or just watching their movement and seeing if it’s smooth, or if they just look uncomfortable. We can see this in everybody. Everybody has the skills to do that. So everybody is capable of getting involved with doing this kind of thing.
So I have outlined exactly how you can do this step by step exactly how you can do this along with all the other four steps in this process in my FREE book “The Coaches Guide to Long Term Injury Prevention Success”. There’s questions you can ask before every session, there’s tips you can follow, there’s strategies for you to follow outlined in detail. And there’s even checklists as well. So make sure you go and grab that book. I’ll put the link in the description or the comments or somewhere around here. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you again next time.