Taking a year out because of injury

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  1. I'm finishing college soon and I'm going to start my application process but what is putting me off is my injury. I have IT band syndrome which could take up to 6 months to fully resolve. I can barely run 3 or 4 miles without getting twinges on my bands. I was thinking of taking a year out; possibley do a stint of international charity work and employment(if possible), I think it would bolster my CV and show life experience, do you think this is a good idea? I'm a little confused, could I get my application started while I'd be doing this? My application would take a long time anyways (security clearance at least 6 months).

    I'm in a little bit of dilema; I'm injured but could clear up by the time I'm called for fitness tests. If I go international; could I start my application process while I'm away.

  2. My Question is 6month Security Clearance wtf are you planning to do to make a Security Clearance take 6 months!
  3. Hello Badgers' Hole.

    The dreaded ITB. You don't say what you're having done to resolve it so forgive my assumptions.

    Actions on ITB probs:

    1. Get to the best specialist sports physio that you can find. Specifically one who
    - has the equipment to video your gait on a tread mill
    - the experience to measure any degree of ankle pronation
    - the podiatrist to produce the tailored-to-you boot inserts if required.

    ITB probs can be a real show-stopper, producing pain with results that increase upto and including an MD. You just don't want to be there. The difficulty entailed in resting is that while the pain and inflamation reduce, the underlying problem remains. And no, you can't just run through it using knee bands.

    Expect to pay about £70 for a consultation, maybe £55 - £60 for each of a limited number of treatments. The result may be the use of boot inserts. These are pricey, I recall something around £100 (ish) last year, but if you need them nothing else will do, they're worth every last penny. No, off the shelf probably won't do. The good news is that if you do need them you will benefit immediately you use them.

    Pm me if you need more. ( No I'm not on commission )

    Old Rat
  4. I'm getting insoles made for my feet soon.

    I'm from the Republic of Ireland so I have to get a security clearence to join, and I've heard security clearences could take awhile but maybe I'm wrong. Anyone have any idea how long security clearences takes to clear these days?

    I don't want to start my app just to end up getting injured in training and possibly getting a medical discharge

    I was just wondering if I did take a year out, what could I do to improve my cv in that year? Further work in college (I'm expecting a 1:1-1:2 in science)? International charity work? Employment?

  5. Badgers.

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