Psychology and sports rehabilitation

Cohen, Rhonda ORCID logoORCID:, Nordin, Sanna and Abrahamson, Earle (2010) Psychology and sports rehabilitation. In: Sport Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention. Comfort, Paul and Abrahamson, Earle, eds. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9780470985632, e-ISBN 9780470975893. [Book Section]

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The aim of this chapter is to illustrate the importance of psychology for a professional working in sports rehabilitation and to provide you with some practi- cal ways of applying psychology in your practice. Psychology has been used with injured athletes in two main ways; firstly in identifying those at risk of injury, and secondly in enhancing recovery. In addition, helping injured athletes to develop psycho- logical skills, such as goal setting or imagery, will ensure that they are not only ‘physically fit’ follow- ing sports rehabilitation but also ‘mentally fit’ for their subsequent return to sport (Murphy 2005).

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Sports Psychology at the London Sport Institute
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