• Jordan Lee

Simplifying an injury. What is it and how does it happen?

Updated: Jun 8, 2018

At the Health Depot we don’t believe in magic techniques and super exercises. We prefer to keep it REAL and SIMPLE.

We like to EXPLAIN injuries to our clients in terms they can understand, so they can focus on getting better.

So, short and sweet. Injuries! What are they and how do they occur?

An injury is when your bodily tissue breaks down due to the STRESS, placed on it, being more than its CAPACITY to tolerate.


If you bend a stick further than it can tolerate, it will snap. If you stretch an elastic band further than it can tolerate it will break. If you compress an egg more than the shell can tolerate, it will crack.

CAPACITY is the key word.

All injuries, I believe are due to a CAPACITY issue.

BUT here is the catch. The big questions. What is leading to an overload of the tissues, pushing them beyond their CAPACITY and HOW do we fix it???

This is where we have to put our thinking caps and look at the individual situation.

Are the tissues able to tolerate load at a normal, reduced or increased level? What can we modify at the load level and what can we change at the tissue level?

This is the basic structure we look at when dealing with an injury. Each point can then be broken down further and the treatment or fix is then tailored to the person and situation.

We hope this helps you to understand your own injury or help others.

If you need help, get in touch today.

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