By R. Ellis
I am a sports injury consultant for top athletes at a university and I have a contract with the school to provide therapy for those who don't improve their performance through regular physical therapy or athletic training treatments.
One athlete came to me with no complaints of any pain or tightness because he had already seen me for a few visits. He'd experienced 100% successful recovery on his hamstring injury, very tight hamstrings and low back pain. But he was concerned about his athletic performance. His goal was to change a bad habit when throwing and to be able to leap up into the air to clear a bar.
We used EFT tapping on his bad habit for 10 minutes then we worked on his spring jump for 10 minutes.
When he first jumped his hand was about 6 to 8 inches from the ceiling. After 10 minutes of EFT his hand could easily reach the ceiling with no problem. I then spent the last 10 minutes stretching him. He was very pleased.
Another athlete was a young woman who performed Lacrosse. She had low back and hip pain which extended down the side of her leg. We worked on numerous issues such as Pain at level 6 of 6 out of 10 (6 out of 10 on a 10-point SUD Level of Intensity scale), her fear of failure, and her hip tightness. Within 20 minutes of EFT tapping she was pain-free and she felt more confident about her athletic abilities.
A third athlete was a young woman who played softball.
She was very concerned because she played two games the day before and she was scheduled for two more that afternoon and evening. She had severe knee pain -- SUD Levels of 8 out of 10 on the right knee and 6 out of 10 on the left knee, and 10 out of 10 on both when using stairs. She also had fear of failing. I worked for about 5 minutes on her knee caps to decrease any adhesions. Then we performed EFT tapping on the pain until it came down to 0 out of 10 while walking. Then we worked for about another 10 minutes on stair climbing until she was able to step up without pain. A normal step is about 8 inches, and she could step up a 12 inch step without pain or discomfort. Then we did EFT tapping for 5 minutes on her fear.
Another athlete was a young man who had injured his left hamstring while running.
His pain was 8 out of 10 to 9 out of 10. His hamstrings were very tight. Normal is 90/90 and he was 75/90. For an athlete this means trouble, not only because it puts him at a higher risk of injury but it weighs him down so much that his agility is compromised greatly.
I worked on his pain for about 20 minutes until the pain came down to 0 out of 10 (this took longer than usual because he had never come to me before and had never seen such weird therapy). Then I performed Active Isolated Stretching with mind-body power and within 10 minutes he had gained 25-30 degrees full range and then some. He was blown out of the water.
You can see how much can get accomplished with EFT for atletes in the 30 minutes that I have with each of these athletes. It is hard for me to put everything down on paper because days like this happen all the time.