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  • Tom Church

From The Week of 4/22/19

As a coach I get to learn also. I have to say that most of my learning lately is geared towards my job as a therapist though. There is a definite overlap with coaching in my new knowledge.

My thinking, and I thought about this a lot, was to have my clients rest after therapy and even take days off depending on what the injury was.

It seems this is not the best way to improve the athlete’s recovery response. By treating an injury, movement restrictions, and niggles, I am altering the body’s movement. If I have the client rest then their body will remember it’s compensation patterns and present movement habits.

If instead I have the client practice their movements specific to their sport or other daily endeavors immediately after a therapy session the body will correct and adapt faster.

How cool is that?

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