Monthly Archives: May 2012

Injured and Feeling Distressed? Try A Mindfulness Activity

Mindfulness provides the foundation for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Linehan, 1993) and could be an effective way for injured athletes to cope with distressing thoughts and emotions surrounding the sport-related injury. The basic premise behind mindfulness is to help individuals learn … Continue reading

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Really? An Athletic Scholarship Predicts A Sport-Related Injury?

In an evaluation of the various components of the integrated model of psychological response to sport injury (Wiese-Bjornstal et al., 1998), Wiese-Bjornstal and colleagues (in press, 2012) found that individuals with a higher level of athletic scholarship (i.e., full vs. … Continue reading

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The Role of Social Support In Sport Injury Recovery

See how professional distance runner, Delilah DiCrescenzo (“Hey There Delilah“), makes use of a strong social support system to deal with an injury that ended her season prematurely, forcing her to withdrawal from the 2011 Track & Field World Championships. … Continue reading

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Could A Violence Prevention Program Also Prevent Sport-Related Injuries?

Sport-related injuries are an unfortunate consequence of engaging in sport and recreational activities. Although a variety of physical and psychological factors influence the risk for sport-related injuries, one specific component or facet of sport-related injuries that has received attention in … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in the Training Room

Although sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers indicate that they encounter psychological issues that are both injury-related (e.g., fears of re-injury, lack of patience; Mann et al., 2007) and non-injury-related (e.g., stress, anxiety, and burnout; Mann et … Continue reading

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Integrated Model of Psychological Response to Sport Injury

The majority of research within the Sports Medicine Psychology Lab is based on the integrated model of psychological response to sport injury (Wiese-Bjornstal et al., 1998). According to this model, pre-injury factors (e.g., personality, a history of stressors, coping resources; … Continue reading

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