Coping with Sports Injuries: Psychological Strategies for Rehabilitation

Paperback | January 1, 2001

EditorJane Crossman

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When an athlete gets injured great attention is paid to understanding the physical nature of their injury and putting in place strategies for rehabilitation. Too often though, the psychological effects of injury are not even considered, yet an injury can have a profound psychological effect onthe well-being of the athlete. To attend only to the physical effects is to leave a part of the athlete effectively untreated. Jane Crossman is one of the world authorities on the psychological effects of sporting injuries. In Coping with sports injuries she has brought together the leadingresearchers from sports science and medicine to firstly discuss and explain the ways in which the athlete is psychologically affected by injury, before going on to provide effective and proven methods for helping the athlete through this difficult period. The information in the book will be valuablein helping to ensure that they can return to their field of activity fully treated. Coping with sports injuries is a unique book that will be of enormous interest and benefit to sports physicians, sports scientists, team doctors, and anyone involved in the rehabilitation of the injuredathlete.

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When an athlete gets injured great attention is paid to understanding the physical nature of their injury and putting in place strategies for rehabilitation. Too often though, the psychological effects of injury are not even considered, yet an injury can have a profound psychological effect onthe well-being of the athlete. To attend on...

Jane Crossman is at Lakehead University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.47 inPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632159

ISBN - 13:9780192632159

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Table of Contents

1. Emotional adjustment to sport injuryEmotional responses to sport injuryModels of emotional response to sport injuryFactors associated with emotional responses to sport injuryPotential consequences of emotional responses to sport injuryInterventions to facilitate positive emotional adjustment to sport injuryRecognition and referral of athletes with poor emotional adjustment to sport injury2. Assessment of the injured athleteA rationale for an integrated psychosocial and physical assessmentAssessment of the injured athletePrimary assessment tool used to measure the impact of injuryImpression of the injured athleteReferral of the injured athleteRationale for the POMSComplementary assessment toolsIdentification of barriersTread toward integrated assessment (quality of life)3. The physician's viewpointClassifying injury in sportAt-risk athletesThe physician's role in rehabilitationReturn to play4. The role of the physiotherapist and sport therapistOverview of research: what rehabilitation professionals have reportedMental skills training: which skills and when?Implementation and documentationCase studies5. Coping strategiesDefinitions of copingFunctions of copingTypes of coping strategiesMediators6. Creating an environment for recoveryAdherence to what: defining the behaviour?Determinants of adherenceStrategies to increase adherence7. Managing thoughts, stress, and painSelf-talkOther strategies to modify thought contentThinking rationallyRelaxationAutogenic trainingImagerySystematic desensitisationNon-pharmacological ways of managing painPain reduction strategiesPain focusing techniques8. Defining and conceptualising social support: an optimal matching perspectiveRole of significant others: family members, coaches, and team-matesThe effects of social supportStrategies for communicating with significant others9. Returning to action and the prevention of future injuryCharacteristics of the injuryThe prevention of future injury

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"This book brings together the views, experiences and expertise of some of the leading authorities concerning the psychological dynamics influencing sports injury and recovery."..."This book has integrated the thoughts and experiences of many leading physicians, psychologists and researcherswho work with athletes. It is a concise look at sports injury and the psychological factors that affect recovery. It is a worthwhile addition to any resource kit for the sports physician, sports scientist or coach who is genuinely interested in the rehabilitation of the injured athlete."NewZealand J Sports Med