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Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury
Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury

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5 Summary of Session 1

This session has provided a brief introduction to the psychological aspects of sport injury, which we will develop in the sessions that follow. It has demonstrated that while injury is commonly thought of as a physiological experience, the psychological aspects of injury are highly important.

The main learning points from this first session are:

  • Sport injury is a fairly common occurrence in sport and exercise settings.
  • Sport injury has a psychological component as well as a physiological component.
  • The psychological aspects of sport injury can broadly be split into two categories:
    • a.Psychological factors that may increase an athlete’s risk of developing an injury
    • b.Psychological reactions to sport injury.

In the next session, you will examine the team around the injured person and explore the importance of a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to their support.