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Did you know that the fastest and safest way for non-injury specialist sports & fitness coaches to help people with their existing sports injury aches and pains is Applied Variety of Movement?

Applied Variety of Movement isn’t simply using a selection of wildly different actions like deadlifts, pull ups, push ups and handstands, it’s MUCH more than that.

Applied Variety of Movement is an Injury Hack that has been developed, honed, and tweaked over the last decade. It originally started as a way for my sports injury patients to continue their own treatment at home using small, gentle, multidirectional joint movements but has blossomed into a powerful Injury Hacking strategy for sports and fitness coaches, regardless of their level of injury knowledge.

Any sports injury therapist worth their salt will tell you that most sports injuries happen because of a lack of joint movement somewhere in the body.

A great example of this is knee pain.

The knee can be forced to move differently by a lack of movement in the ankle, or the hip, or both.

As coaches, we can see this as technique problems such as knees caving in during a squat.

Over time, this causes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the knee to get strained, which causes pain.

As non-injury specialist coaches, we are taught:

  1. To adapt exercises to avoid the pain (which doesn’t do anything to help)
  2. That we can “teach” bodies to function “better” (like somehow a “knees out” cue is going to magically make the problem go away)

But neither of these solutions helps to ease the pain or help to stop it happening in the first place.

A much more effective solution is to find ways to improve the movement of the joints that don’t move well – in this case, the ankle, and the hip.

As non-injury specialist coaches, we don’t need to know the specifics of an injury problem, go anywhere near the pain, or even understand which of those joints is the cause of the knee problem!

If we simply focus on improving the non-painful movement of the joints in the body, we can be confident that we are helping to decrease the strain on the knee which will reduce the pain in those that have it AND prevent it coming in those who don’t.

And the best way to do that is through Variety of Movement.

Here’s an example of 50 Ways to Add Variety to Movement

But the secret isn’t in the variation, it’s in the application.

Anyone can add variety to movement, and it will help a bit, but when you understand:

  • WHY you’re advising your people to move in certain ways
  • WHEN to use certain variations over others
  • HOW it will help them
  • WHAT improvements they are likely to make as a result

you can get straight to the heart of the issue, fast, and that’s powerful!

Applied Variety of Movement is just one of the cool Injury Hacks taught on the “Injury Hacking Certification” course. Spaces are limited and courses are only run a couple of times a year.

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