This webinar provides an overview of psychological characteristics that are commonly identified as risk factors in sports injuries and some of the associated potential mechanisms.
Sports injuries have a significant impact on individual and team performance. Understanding factors which may cause and strategies which may prevent sports injuries is of paramount importance to practitioners.
The webinar will progress to examining the potential role of psychological interventions in sports injury prevention, offering a critical commentary on the available evidence to date. Adam Gledhill, the presenter will attempt to answer the question – “which interventions ‘work’?”. The webinar will close with offering some future research directions within the area.
Recorded on: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Learning Outcomes of the Webinar
- Understand the potential associated mechanisms
- Know the common psychological risk factors in sports injury
- Understand the effectiveness of psychological interventions in sports injury prevention
- Understand the volume, type and quality of evidence available within this domain.
Adam Gledhill is the Course Director for Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University. He currently teaches in the areas of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Strength and Conditioning and Psychology of Sports Injury and Rehabilitation.
Adam has held previous applied roles, including being a former Head of Sports Science in the FA Women’s Super League. He is the current Head of Psychosocial Development at a Tier 1 Football Association Girls’ Regional Talent Club where he actively contributes to the interdisciplinary sports science support offered to talented and elite female youth football players.
Future and previous webinars
For more information on our upcoming and previous webinars with BASES (all of which are available for playback on our website) check out Human Kinetics and BASES Webinars – Everything you need to know.
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