I am fortunate to have lived a rather eclectic existence thus far - with no signs of that changing any time soon. My days go from left brain, problem-solving-oriented activities, to right brain, creative activities. This variety has added perspective to my world in many ways - and as my thinking skills continue to evolve, so do my creative skills - and vice versa.
I mention this today because I have been thinking about a concept that I apply on a daily basis in my professional world - and how it applies to my everyday life. It is that of "Specific Adaptations To Imposed Demands". From a cellular perspective, this simply means that the tissues of the body adapt to the demands imposed upon them. For example, weight bearing activities foster an in crease in bone density, and strength training fosters muscular strength and power development. Both are examples of very specific adaptations that the human body makes in order to adapt to the demands placed on the system. Within this concept, we traditionally think of the primary tissues of the human body - muscle, bone, cartilage, tendon, and ligament being the main examples.
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Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT has a unique voice in the world of sport and health care, one that has been defined by his experiences as physiotherapist, mentor, McKenzie practitioner, coach, innovator, author, educator, patient, and athlete. Read more about Allan, contact him, get updates via email, or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.