Have you ever wanted to be a top injury hacker who saves their clients from low level pain and stops injuries from disrupting their season? If so, here’s what you need to know…
The first thing you need to know is that pain doesn’t just happen for no reason. Gradual onset, nonspecific and low-level aches and pains all build up from a joint restriction somewhere in the body. At first, these joint restrictions are not painful at all, which means that they exist long before the pain arrives. The pain itself might seem like it comes on all of a sudden, especially if it was triggered by a specific movement, but the build up to that pain happens over many years.
Most coaches don’t know what to look for, when it comes to clues that these pains are coming, but they’re actually really easy to see. You can see them in your clients’ body language, you can see them in their behaviours, and you can see them in the way that they move – and oftentimes that’s even before your training session starts!
The second thing you need to know is that clients don’t want to know about their injury problems…until it’s too late. Our clients have got too many other things happening in their lives to think about, they don’t want more problems to focus on. So, they’ll put off thinking about injury problems that aren’t actually happening yet and keep putting them off because they aren’t affecting them right now. Even if they’re aware of these potential problems, they don’t like to admit that they’re having problems, so they’ll delay confronting them until they really have to.
When we acknowledge that our clients don’t have the brain space to care right now, we can start to find new ways to help them, rather than insisting that they spend some of their valuable training time on something that they don’t actually want to.
And that brings me to the third thing that you need to know, which is…that it’s on you. If you want your clients to take action, then you have to find easier ways for them to do that. Just telling them that they have the problems and giving them a whole load of stuff to do at home by themselves, is just not going to cut it these days. And spending ages on mobility in your training sessions won’t help either because it forces your clients to think about the problems that they don’t either don’t think they have or don’t want to admit to.
If you want to be confident about injuries not disrupting your clients’ seasons, and you want to be able to help them out of that low level pain, then you need to find ways of using your training your existing training as a basis for preventing these problems.
I’ve outlined exactly how to do this in my book “The Coaches Guide to Long-Term Injury Prevention Success”, which you’re invited to get completely FREE here.
Preventing injuries does not need to be as complicated as the industry makes out. In fact, you don’t even need to know anything about injuries themselves to have a huge impact on your clients.
Grab your FREE copy of the book to discover how you can get involved, no matter what your level of injury experience!