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Rehabilitating the athlete not just the injury: The psychology of sports injury rehabilitation

Despite a growth in research over the past 30 years, scholarly and applied understanding of the psychosocial considerations during sports injury rehabilitation is in a relative infancy.

Rehabilitating the athlete not just the injury: The psychology of sports injury rehabilitation

There is a common misconception that psychological and physical/physiological rehabilitation will go hand-in-hand, with many sports injury practitioners feeling under-prepared for the psychosocial challenges experienced by injured athletes.

This webinar introduces key psychosocial considerations during sports injury rehabilitation and subsequently share practice around how psychosocial and physical/physiological rehabilitation can be intertwined, in order to rehabilitate the athlete, not just the injury.

The Presenters

Adam GledhillAdam Gledhill @gleds13 is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Therapy at Leeds Beckett University. He has written a number of academic modules, book chapters, conference presentations and articles within the realms of the psychology of sports injury risk, rehabilitation and return to competition.

Dale ForsdykeDale Forsdyke @forsdyke_dale is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Injury Management at York St John University and PhD student looking at experiences of sports injury rehabilitation in elite women’s soccer. Dale has also had a number of publications based on the psychology of sports injury.

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