Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2010

Publication Title

Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine

Medical Subject Headings

Psychology of Injury, Rehabilitation

Abstract

Sports medicine practitioners must consider both physical and mental aspects of injury to fully rehabilitate the injured athlete. The psychological distress that follows injury has been well documented and calls for a change in the rehabilitation of injured athletes.1-3 With the recent emergence of sport psychology and the emphasis on competitive sport in the United States and beyond, psychological skills are no longer solely utilized by the elite athlete; college and high school athletes are gaining instruction in the use of psychological skills from sport psychologists, coaches, and fellow teammates. Psychological skills have been shown to be effective in improving positive outlook, reducing pain, improving relaxation, increasing adherence, reducing recovery time, and increasing overall satisfaction with rehabilitation, which make them invaluable tools for those who lead the rehabilitation of injured athletes. 1, 4-6

Volume

29

Issue

3

First Page

343

Last Page

347

Comments

Originally published as: Hamson-Utley, J.J. (2010). Psychology of Sport Injury: A Holistic Approach to Rehabilitating the Injured Athlete. Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(3), 343-347. http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-YDYX201003031.htm

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