The integrated sport injury model is the best model that could explain Matt’s psychological response to his reaggravating his shoulder injury. In this paper I will give a complete analysis of Matt’s psychological response for set backs in his rehabilitation process. This will be done in three main points: First I will explain what specifically the integrated sport injury model is. Then I will explain how Matt’s psychological response fits in this model. Lastly, I will conclude psychological rehabilitation process in relation to Matt’s case.
Granito Jr. and Vincent J. did a study in 2002 over the psychological response to athletic injury. The purpose of their study was to describe the athletic injury experience, focusing on differences between male and female athletes. 31 injured athletes (15 male and 16 female) were interviewed about their athletic injury. Each participant went through an interview process, consisting of an in-depth interview and follow-up telephone interviews. The interview data were analyzed, and compared between the male and female athletes. The results showed that female athletes tended to perceive the coaches as much more negative with respect to how the coach treated them following their injury; were less likely to talk about a significant other (boyfriend/girlfriend); and were more concerned about how the injury would influence their health at a future point. Conclusions focused on possible explanations and how the results fit into the current theory for the psychological response to injury for each gender.
Athletes focus on two forms of rehabilitation when they cope with an injury. These are physical and psychological rehab. “Understand that the player will likely go through a range of emotions following the sports injury” (Stark). These emotions include anger, a sense of loss of identity, fear and anxiety, and depression & loss of confidence. “Sports injury recovery typically focuses on physical rehab, but it is important to include sports psychology skills and techniques to help an athlete recover faster and learn to use physical setbacks to become a
In all levels of sport, involvement there is a high incidence of injuries that are bound to occur. These injuries can range in severity, from simple cuts and bruises to season or even career ending injuries. In many cases, the injured athlete is initially assessed and diagnosed with whatever ailment they may have. Next, the athlete is treated for that injury whether it be surgery, physical therapy, or both and then is given time to physically recover from that injury. This execution of treatment is known as the biomedical model, which the majority of physicians in today’s practice use. This plan seems to be universal and effective in many cases. What many
Currently attending the University of Dubuque, this bright-eyed young man found himself falling in love with the health wellness and exercise science program. Dreams of being able to work with the NFL or NBA as a professional physical therapist. Keeping his head on right is allowing him to successfully get through his first semester strong and well-balanced. With his background in football itself, he knows the ins and outs of what makes a person who is an athlete tick. Being able to aid someone who is hurt,
In sports, the probability of getting an injury is very high. Players don’t even have to try and may get severely hurt. Some teammates and coaches say that the players just need to be more careful and watch their surroundings more intently. But, players have to be continuously aware of their surroundings to keep themselves from getting hurt by others, much less self-inflicted injuries. Mark Hyman and Nathan Pitcock, writers from The New York Times, write “Half of all sports injuries among kids each year are caused by simple overuse… injuries-stress fractures, ruptured ligaments, and growth plate injuries- can be quite serious, and many can cause lifelong problems” (Pitcock, Hyman 1). These injuries are all very common with today’s youth. The lifelong injuries are not worth the risk of playing one more game. If players really want to avoid self-afflicted injuries, they should prepare themselves for the sport year around so that they are conditioned for the next season, but players should play more than one sport to cross-train and avoid overuse of specific bones and
Injury. That is why it can be beneficial to bring in the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Sport as a tool for coaches to monitor stress/recovery states ” (Tessitore, Meeusen, Cortis, and Capranica, 2007). Even in the physical state of an athlete during preseason their psychology state is
Life can change in a split second when an unanticipated injury or disease hinders someone’s normal daily life. Modern medicine, physicians and families can only do so much but physical therapy can help recoup the life many of us take for granted. It often isn’t until we lose something that we as humans realize what we had such as the value of our body’s ability to take us through each day. A physical therapist is the person who stays with a patient for the duration of the rehabilitation process. A physical therapist leads the patient through the process of regaining physical strength and helps the patient regain control of their future. Much like many careers that involve interaction with individuals, physical therapy reaches beyond
Axel and skeleton frame injuries are something that are very common in the world of sports. The National Football Ledge(NFL) has a foundation of physical impact and is very strenuous on the axel and skeletal frame. Thoracic disc herniations in the one of the most common injuries the NFL and it requires the greatest amount of time to recover which is 189 days. Thou the injury is very high in football nearly 15 percent of American suffer from Thoracic Disc Herniation. Degeneration the most common cause of Thoracic disc herniation “As a disc's annulus ages, it tends to crack and tear. These injuries are repaired with scar tissue. Over time the annulus weakens, and the nucleus may squeeze (herniate) through the damaged annulus. Spine degeneration
Since the media does not emphasize the severity of female athlete injuries when the player experiences them, the athlete needs to learn post-treatments to help speed up the recovery time. Learning treatments for the injuries that a female athlete incurs may also help prevent any future injuries. Thomas says, “plyometric exercises, proprioception, agility, overall biomechanics corrective exercises” (Thomas). When a female is injured while playing a sport, they should go through rigorous exercises to recover properly from the injury and to prevent any further injuries. The coaches that coach the female athletes should be informed of how to help the athlete recover from the injury and learn ways to guide the other players on the team how to
While working with them it is my desire to mentor and encourage them to strive for greatness in all areas of life, not just in their sport alone. It is my belief that athletics can easily become a student’s identity and when injuries occur many athletes are faced with the question of who they are and where they fit in. In these cases, I believe that I will be able to help them overcome their physical injuries through rehabilitation exercises and therapeutic modalities but I hope to support them through those struggles that are so common among student athletes. All in all, this is my life’s purpose and I hold strongly to the fact that I will begin to see it unfold as I start my graduate studies at Tarleton State University in the fall of
Throughout my junior and senior years of high school I was a part of the Student Athletic Training Team in the Sports Medicine Department of Wakefield High School. To help better understand the injuries that the team encountered in the field, I enrolled in the Sports Medicine classes that were offered by the school. The classes were taught by the head athletic trainer for the school who believed in hands-on learning, especially for his student trainers. During the duration of the course and my time as a member of the team, I saw numerous different types of injuries; but there were three that occurred most often: an ankle sprain, a muscle strain, and a rotator cuff tear.