The Many Dimensions of Pain

by: Anthony Carey, MA

To help clients reach their pain-free movement goals, fitness professionals must understand the biological, psychological and social ramifications of pain.

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Pain is very personal and subjective. Science no longer views pain as a sensation , but sees it rather as an experience that results from a conglomerate of physical, psychological, emotional and social inputs. As a fitness professional, you have no doubt trained or taught clients and participants who were dealing with the effects of pain. You yourself may have a relationship with pain that has affected your life and career.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 13, Issue 2

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About the Author

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.