The SAID Principle

Tampa Bay ChiropractorBoth healthy physical activity and physical rehabilitation are often considered through the lens of the SAID principle, which refers to a Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand. In other words, you face certain physical-stress limitations that are unique to you and that, if crossed, will result in injury. This is just as true for your musculoskeletal system, which is comprised of your bones, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, as it is for your cardiovascular system, which is comprised of your heart, lungs, and blood vessels).

Striking a Balance

When you start a new exercise program or ramp up your existing exercise program, you place healthy stress on both of these bodily systems. If you push too hard, you’re susceptible to injury; if you don’t push hard enough; you see few healthy results. The amazingly simple answer to this seeming conundrum is to strike a healthy balance with your physical exertion over time – build up slowly and honor your limits.

Your Body’s Unique Physical Adaptation Mechanism

When you consistently exert yourself to your personal stress point, you allow your body to adapt to that limitation over time and to gradually improve your ability to accommodate increased physical stress. You can break free from your body’s injury cycle by paying careful attention to your body’s unique physical limitations and by slowly and consistently working past them. If you do suffer an injury, it’s a strong indicator that whatever activity level you were engaging in at the time of injury went beyond your current limitations. Pay careful attention to these limitations, and consult with an experienced chiropractor to learn mechanisms for working beyond them.

To Break Your Injury Cycle, Contact a Tampa Bay Chiropractor Today

If you find yourself in an injury cycle, do not hesitate to contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury for an appointment today. Our multidisciplinary team provides truly integrated physical medicine, and we’ll help you break through your injury cycle and get back to the business of challenging your physical stamina.  True wellness is achieved through a holistic approach to medical care, and chiropractic care is integral to this approach. We have two offices that are conveniently located in Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852), so please call us for help with busting out of your injury cycle.

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