WHY SPORTS INJURIES
DO NOT REPAIR.
sportsmen and women often at the height of their career find
themselves with injuries or negative emotions that persist
to the point of denying them the accolade of success they
have many hundreds and thousands of hours, trained for.
pursuing, in the treatment rooms or at the sports arena:
cold compress, massage, relaxation techniques,
physiotherapy, or in the gymnasium, muscle strengthening
exercises… their ability to continue their sports activity
is so often compromised or removed.
Pain still persists, traveling the world to find a cure for
the degree of fitness required, thus allowing return to
degree of success desired has not been achieved, as a last
result, an operation, finding in many instances - although
sometimes the Pain is worse following an operation - the
Pain subsides or is resolved completely.
As soon as a Sports Person
returns to the Sports-Field the Pain returns?
This, as a
result of Childhood Trauma(S) not being addressed or
resolved? "Generally speaking..." there are two directions a
person can go following a trauma(s.)
Follow a pathway that will lead
them to illness of some description or other, There is no
distinction as to whether the illness is of Mind or Body or
a combination of both.
Follow a pathway that will lead them to be High Achievers of
one description or other, Superstars in the Entertainment
Industry or Super Sports Stars or even Business.
would be helpful for us to investigate the making of a
It is well
understood many people participating in sport achieve
different success abilities. Some - if not most - become
very good, whilst others achieve brilliance. Many times it
appears, the top sports personalities suffer most…
top-sports and indeed show-business personalities - they
will possibly tell the same or similar story, one of early
life difficulties and experiences - who never quite realize
the long term effect these experiences had on the making of
the personality that spurred them to achieve great abilities
and of breaking their ability to sustain the achievement.
consider Darwin's theory; the survival of the fittest?
Darwin, in my opinion never quite expressed his theory
My view is;
it is the survival of the weak that creates people most
likely to be life’s greatest achievers, from a position of
weakness; any person has the ability to enable their Mind
within any chosen modality to reach stardom. By simply - if
simply is the word - saying..... "I am going to be the
natural-phenomena; Natural Fear aggravated by Trauma(s) =
anxiety, and in the process of relieving anxiety a person
strives to; out perform others, to - reach (Beat) World
within this process my theory - although not seen generally
- "An introvert will rise to the occasion and an Extrovert
will fall." Do we not so often see a flamboyant sports - or
show business - personality fall by the wayside at a time
when the finishing post (metaphor for succeeding or winning
the tournament)is in sight?
IS IT AS SIMPLE AS THAT?
YES and NO.
There are many emotional (thoughts) and physical (exercise)
processes a person goes through on route to a position of
greatness; many of them penned as growing Pains, Natural
ability, and determination; however as a result of
trauma(s), the Minds ability to aim (position) Pain, is as
accurate as a laser! Therefore by no means…as Darwin would
desire us to believe - Chance.
Sports Person is involved in a situation leading to
accident-injury, whilst the incident is deemed responsible
for the ensuing Pain, in my experience this is found never
to be true...
within the Subconscious Mind are Negative Thoughts or
drivers (Traumas) waiting to be triggered by later negative
destructive experiences? (Incidents-Accidents-Injury.)
indicate “There is no such thing as an accident.” Often we
use the term. “An accident waiting to happen.” This being
part of the earlier installed and or innate belief system of
INJURY-ACCIDENT FOLLOWS A NUMBER OF STEPS:
Pre accident sensitivity - reaction to trauma.
Fear >anxiety >perception
Incident-Accident - trauma.
Post- incident-accident trauma.
Return to the sports arena. - Training.
Full-scale exertion - Return of injury.
For each of
the Ten steps - pre, during and post incident-accident -
there is a cause and a corresponding psychological thought
process reaction, the Pain now being a Process of the Mind
and the many Body Chemicals;
The pre- incident-accident sensitivity is caused by a number
of factors: Birth, Perception, preceding negative
destructive incidents in ones life, without life’s
experiences to enable resolution of the trauma-traumas.
instil Fear in a young Child’s Mind causing Anxiety, Muscle
tightness-capillary restriction - and negative anticipation
thoughts, e.g.,” I never want to go through that again.”
Fear, Anxiety, Negative
Anticipation, preceded by and included in action! At
this time a Person may be termed; ‘hypersensitive.’ Or even
a Born Natural?
Due to Lack of, or over concentration, - thought distraction
- appear to cause mistakes to take place
(Incident-Accident-Injury.) Or inappropriate activity -
missing an important shot?
Post incident-accident-injury. With the Pain comes the
subconscious confirmation of earlier beliefs - trauma
further destroying ones self estimation…
During treatment and recovery the Subconscious Mind is
lulled into a sense of false security, because it is now
getting attention - massage, touch - not the understanding
the original weakness was created for.
With the muscle tension
set into - the Mind - any fitness regimes can only further
tighten the offending and surrounding areas. Strengthening
the already tight muscles forcing other muscles to become
tighter or in Spasm or the seemingly complete opposite
"Flaccid" or slack, therefore more susceptible to
Confidence…on return to the arena is often quite low, and
rightfully so, with encouragement (visualization techniques)
the sports person returns to, or near to, the former fitness
level, always with a negative thought - albeit hidden - in
their Mind. "I do not want to go through that again."
Person so disposed really be coached with visualisation
techniques to see past the winning post or Tournament
success as part of a process to gain the accolade of the
"win," or is it just possible this will only create failure,
as deep within their own Mind - even if they are not aware
of it - there is a process going on, that as the person
nears the win, his/her anxiety levels are increased to a
point where they are unable to think clearly with the tools
of the sports feeling nothing like what they are supposed
too and so fall at the winning post? Or perhaps better said
"breaking down at a Crucible time is nothing to do with the
Venue what so ever." This being only to excuse us from
accepting the breakdown is a Process of the Mind?
As much as a year after the injury - sometimes much longer -
following many hours of treatments and rehabilitation that
have not addressed the cause of the Pain stored in the Mind
or even when visualization techniques and training exercises
have run their course; Still the Pain persists or returns
with a vengeance?
During the first full scale match exertion - a sudden return
of the same or adapted Pain, confirmation of the earlier
belief. “I have hurt myself again.” The subconscious Mind
reacts to this by making the Conscious Mind think, it is
time I retired, to ensure this does not happen again…
cost to sports-persons, show business personalities and the
world as an audience in financial and psychological damage
is perhaps incalculable, what is obvious, the onlookers
suffer Pain and Denial of the entertainment value our hero’s
give to the populace at large.
beyond the apparent cause of the Pain to the weakness
created by trauma giving guidance not only for the symptom,
but treatment and satisfactory resolution of the trauma,
thus allowing continuance of our entertainers chosen
Thirty Five Years of offering treatment for the release of
Pain - be it physical or Psychological - the above has never
been found to be anything but true, (Talking Cures are not
an alternative to Physiotherapy; more in addition too) never
more so when a condition is deemed to be sub-clinical or
when a clinical-condition materializes and the muscle
tension has been brought to breaking point and often does…
When we reach and apply
this understanding in conjunction with all other modalities
then "Evident Based Medicine" will truly be here to stay.
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Dated 28th February 1998. Revised
16th June 2008, 14th March 2011, 17th April 2011.