What Happens When You’re Injured or Have Surgery and Loss of Range of Motion
I think there are only two athletes out of the hundreds I’ve worked with that haven’t been injured! Injury is an expected phenomenon if you’re an athlete. There are also beliefs held about how long it takes to recover from any given injury or surgery and what that process entails.
But what if there was a way to heal faster? What if there was a way to help your body completely heal all your past injuries and surgeries?
Whenever you are injured or have surgery there are three areas that need to be cleared on the cellular level:
- The first is the trauma to the body itself. That trauma immediately settles into the cell receptors and will just stay there unless you signal the cell receptors to release that trauma. Along with trauma immediately comes adrenaline, pain, and fear. Just because you aren’t in pain or you don’t feel any fear or adrenaline right now doesn’t mean it has cleared out of your cell receptors. It’s still sitting there and must be released for maximum healing results.
- The second area has to do with all the emotions that you experience as a result of the injury and/or surgery. For example: anger, frustration, sadness, embarrassment, disappointment, hopelessness, loss of control, and fear of death are some of the common emotional chemicals that get stuck in the cell receptors. There are often negative emotions connected with the rehab process or not being able to perform for a period of time due to your injury/surgery. It’s critical to tap on all of the emotional chemicals to release them from the cell receptor sites.
- Finally, whenever you are injured your body immediately forms a fear of re-injury and a memory of protection on the cellular level to keep that part of your body safe. You begin to hold yourself in a certain way and your body begins to adapt around the injury. Once that injury heals, nothing signals the body to release the fear of re-injury and the memory of protection. Your body then never returns to a state of balance but remains in that adaptive state. You will consciously or unconsciously hold back in the way you move your body. This increases your chances of further injuries.
When the trauma, adrenaline, pain, emotions, fear of re-injury and memory of protection are sitting in those cell receptor sites, your cell receptors aren’t as available to take in all the good things you’re doing to support the healing of the injury. That’s why it can take so long for something to heal.
But once you release all this, now you’ve freed up your cell receptors to be fully available to take in nutrients, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. All the things you’re doing to heal can work at the deepest cellular level in your body (chiropractic care, supplements, physiotherapy, massage, etc.).
I have discovered that past injuries and surgeries never fully heal on the cellular level because the trauma, adrenaline, memory of pain, emotions, the fear of re-injury and the memory of protection have never been released from the cell receptor sites. You end up holding back physically to protect your body either consciously or unconsciously. Most athletes are very aware of holding back but try to mentally fix it.
Many clients have reported that aches and pains they’ve had for years are completely gone once we release everything on the cellular level. You most likely will also recover range of motion and be able to move your body in ways you haven’t been able to for years.
(Please note that anywhere I use the words “injury or injuries”, this also applies to any surgery or surgeries you’ve ever had.)
I have developed a powerful Injury Recovery Program to speed up the healing of current injuries and complete the healing of past injuries. If you’re an athlete, every Sports Performance Manual contains this program. Non-athletes can find this program in the Injury Recovery ebook.
My Injury Recovery Program will assist your body in healing any current or past:
- Car accidents
- Dental work
- Medical procedures
Loss of Range of Motion
I have been pioneering the use of EFT with range of motion (ROM) issues since 2003. I discovered this while working with a professional golfer who couldn’t get his body all the way around into his back swing due to a previous hip injury. Within minutes of tapping, he was able to get his body into his full back swing and keep his left heel solidly on the ground. I continued to experiment with tapping for ROM and found my results to be stunning! Often times an increase in ROM is 60% or greater.
Range of motion (ROM) is usually impacted when you experience an injury or have surgery. Using the tapping protocols I’ve developed will help recover your ROM. However there are times when you have decreased ROM and it’s not related to an injury of any kind.
What I’ve discovered is that emotional chemicals can store in certain parts of your body and as a result inhibit range of motion. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve tapped with an athlete on a specific issue they were stressed about in their life and once released and processed their ROM was instantly restored.
If you’re angry with someone, fearful about something, feeling guilty about a situation, etc. those chemicals can inhibit the movement of your body. Think of it as a barometer to let you know that those chemicals are sitting in your cell receptors and need to be released. Your body will get your attention any way it can!
Sometimes there is neither an injury nor an emotional upset of any kind, but there is a stiffness or tightness that is inhibiting ROM. I’ve developed a tapping protocol for this situation as well.
Please Note: This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician. If you are injured, seek medical advice immediately. My tapping protocols are also not a substitution for the standard treatment you would give an injury (such as ice, heat, elevation, rest, surgery, etc.), nor are they a substitution for your rehab process. They are in addition to everything else you are doing to treat any injury or surgery recovery.