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What are Injuries and How Do We Manage Them?
What is is is an an injury? How do we define it? Is Is it it it the the presence of pain? Is Is it it it the the presence of tissue damage? Is it pain and tissue damage? Is it time off from train- ing? If so how much time off? Is it only an injury if the individual seeks medical atten- tion? If we cannot define what an an injury is how how can we possibly begin to tease out how how to prevent it? It is important to to remember that injuries like pain are multifactorial poorly defined in in fin in the scientific lit- erature extremely variable from activity activity to to activity activity and and rarely are are simply due to a a a a a a a a a a single traumatic tissue- damaging event Not understanding the nuances behind injuries can result in in in in in in confusion and and and poor out- comes at at best and injury at at worst It is is important to keep in in in in in mind that we we cannot prevent injuries but but we we can can reduce our risk in in in in in in in in being injured Risk factors for injury injury injury include but but are not limited to to prior injury injury injury fear of injury injury injury spike in in in in in in workload sleep quality age age stress level level nutrition hydration bodyweight training age age daily activity level level and emotional resilience One of the the most impactful ways to to reduce injury lies in in our ability to to manage the the balance between load and and capacity and and that is is where a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a qualified health- care practitioner like a a a a a a a a a a a a a a physical therapist can help About the Author: Nicholas M Licameli Doctor of Physical Therapy NGA PRO Natural Bodybuilder Every single thing he he he does Nick believes in in in in giving himself to to others in in in in an an an attempt to to make the the world a a a a a a a a a a happier healthier and a a a a a a a a a a more loving place
He wants to to give people the the power to to change their lives Nick graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey with his bachelor’s degree degree in in in biology furthered his his education by completing his his doctoral degree degree in in in physical therapy from Rutgers School of Biomedical and and and Health Sciences (previously the the University of of of Medicine and and and Dentistry of of of New Jersey) at the the age of of of 24 and and and has earned professional status in in natural bodybuilding Love Love Passion Respect Humility Never an expert Always a a a a a a a a student Love Love your journey Youtube: https://www https://www youtube com/channel/UCAWFe5BmaJ_WFAh2aqsOg8g Instagram: https://www https://www instagram com/nicklicameli/ Facebook: https://www facebook com/nicholas michael 58

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