A review of return to sport concerns following injury rehabilitation: practitioner strategies for enhancing recovery outcomes

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sports Science
Creator Podlog, Leslie William
Other Author Dimmock, James; Miller, John
Title A review of return to sport concerns following injury rehabilitation: practitioner strategies for enhancing recovery outcomes
Date 2011-01-01
Description Objectives: Evidence suggests that competitive athletes returning to sport following injury rehabilitation may experience a range of psychosocial concerns. The purpose of this paper is to review some of the psychosocial stresses common among returning athletes and to provide practitioner strategies for enhancing recovery outcomes. Evidence Acquisition: Findings are based on a database search of Sport Discus, Psychinfo, and Medline using sport injury, fear of re-injury, return to full activity. Results: Salient apprehensions among athletes' returning to sport following injury were found to include: anxieties associated with re-injury; concerns about an inability to perform to pre-injury standards; feelings of isolation, a lack of athletic identity and insufficient social support; pressures to return to sport; and finally, self-presentational concerns about the prospect of appearing unfit, or lacking in skill in relation to competitors. Conclusions: The results suggest that athletes returning to sport from injury may experience concerns related to their sense of competence, autonomy and relatedness. Given its focus on competence, autonomy and relatedness issues, self-determination theory (SDT) is offered as a framework for understanding athlete concerns in the return to sport from injury. Practical suggestions for sport medicine practitioners, researchers and applied sport psychology specialists seeking to address athlete issues are provided using an SDT perspective.
Type Text
Publisher Elsevier
Volume 12
First Page 43
Last Page 48
DOI http://dx.doi.org/DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.07.005.
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Podlog, L. W., Dimmock, J., & Miller, J. (2011). A review of return to sport concerns following injury rehabilitation: practitioner strategies for enhancing recovery outcomes. Physical Therapy in Sport, 12, 43-8.
Rights Management (c) Elsevier ; Reprinted from Podlog, L. W., Dimmock, J., & Miller, J. (2011). A review of return to sport concerns following injury rehabilitation: practitioner strategies for enhancing recovery outcomes. Physical Therapy in Sport, 12, 43-8.
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Date Created 2012-08-28
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69z9pn5
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