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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 6

In this session you have explored the impact of psychological factors on recovery and rehabilitation from sport injury and the return to sport following injury.

The main learning points from this session are:

  • Emotional responses to injury (e.g. anger) can influence behavioural responses (e.g. non-adherence) which can impact on rehabilitation outcomes (e.g. slower recovery rate).
  • Psychological reactions to injury can change over time.
  • Although generally an unwanted experience, sport injury can lead to positive consequences such as personal, psychological, social or physical growth.

Now that you have examined the impact of psychological factors on recovery from sport injury you will next explore some of the psychological interventions that can be used during rehabilitation.