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Rethinking Why Your Body Hurts

By Austin Einhorn, The Art of Coaching Volleyball, 12/07/18, 12:00PM CST

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When relating this to injury, tearing down a factory is the same as athletes tearing their ACL. Getting surgery is rebuilding the same factory because the mind has not been addressed.

An ACL tears within the first several milliseconds of landing on the ground, yet non-contact injuries don’t happen in one moment, just as alcoholism doesn’t happen with any one specific drink. They are both equally prevalent, but the symptoms of alcoholism are more noticeable to the general public than movement dysfunction. But I believe that everyone can see movement dysfunction once they are told what to look for.

Too many people ask me, “Why did my knee start hurting now? I haven’t changed anything, and it hasn’t hurt for years.” I respond: “Well, it has been suffering all along, and now it’s failing. You just didn’t notice it before.”