specific adaptations to imposed demands
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specific adaptations to imposed demandsAbbreviation: SAID
A principle in exercise prescription that any tissue will alter its structure to accommodate the stresses placed on it. The intensity and direction of force, type and speed of muscle contraction, frequency and duration of exercise, range of motion, and external environment influence tissue adaptation. In physical therapy, SAID is used to prescribe the best exercises to regain function in work and sports.
See also: demand