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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 2

This session has explored a holistic approach to preventing and treating sport injury. In doing that you have examined the biopsychosocial approach, multidisciplinary support teams, and professional boundaries.

The main learning points from this session are:

  • The biopsychosocial approach suggests that when dealing with sport injury you should consider the interaction between biological, psychological and social factors.
  • Several people can be involved in supporting the injured athlete including the physiotherapist, coach, instructor, sports therapist, partner, family, friends and team mates.
  • Ideally an injured person should be supported by a multidisciplinary team.
  • Whilst it is important for all those involved in supporting the injured person to have an awareness of sport and exercise psychology, it is important that they are aware of their professional boundaries.

In the next session, you will explore the psychological factors that may increase an individual’s risk of developing a sport injury.