Help athletes stick to an injury prevention program
As discussed in chapter 3, recent years have brought a surge in attempts to prevent the occurrence of sport injuries. This surge has been accompanied by growing recognition of the vital importance of adherence both in preventing sport injuries and in documenting the effectiveness of preventive interventions.
Communicate effectively with patients to enhance recovery
As the preceding sections indicate, important outcomes are associated with the quality of patient - practitioner communication, which serves key informational and socioemotional functions in sport health care. However, significant discrepancies have been documented between the perceptions reported by patients and those reported by practitioners; therefore, we have much to gain by enhancing communication between the two parties.
Written by a sport psychology consultant and an athletic trainer,
Psychology of Sport Injury provides a thorough explanation of the
elements and effects of sport injuries along with up-to-date research
and insights for practical application.
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From a gymnast hiding ankle pain so she can compete to a basketball player who withdraws from friends after a season-ending injury, it can be argued that every sport injury affects or is affected in some way by psychological factors. Given the widespread importance of psychological issues in sport injury, it is important for those working with athletes—injured or not—to be aware of the latest developments on the subject.
Written by a sport psychology consultant and an athletic trainer, Psychology of Sport Injury provides a thorough explanation of the elements and effects of sport injuries along with up-to-date research and insights for practical application. The authors offer a contemporary approach to preventing, treating, rehabilitating, and communicating professionally about sport injuries that takes into account physical, psychological, and social factors.
Psychology of Sport Injury presents sport injury within a broader context of public health and offers insights into the many areas in which psychology may affect athletes, such as risk culture, the many facets of pain, athlete adherence to rehab regimens, the relationship between psychological factors and clinical outcomes, collaboration, and referrals for additional support. The book explores the relevant biological, psychological, and social factors that affect given circumstances. The text consists of four parts: Understanding and Preventing Sport Injuries, Consequences of Sport Injury, Rehabilitation of Sport Injury, and Communication in Sport Injury Management.
Psychology of Sport Injury includes evidence-based examples and demonstrates real-world applications that sport health care professionals often face with athletes. Additional pedagogical features include the following:
Focus on Research boxes provide the what and why of the latest research to complement the applied approach of the text.
Focus on Application boxes highlight practical examples to illustrate the material and maintain student engagement.
Psychosocial content aligned with the latest educational competencies of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) helps students prepare for athletic training examinations and supports professional development for practitioners.
A prevention-to-rehabilitation approach gives a framework for understanding sport injury, including precursors to injury, pain as a complex phenomenon, adherence to rehabilitation, and communication and management of injuries with other health care professionals as well as the athlete.
A presentation package aids instructors in lecture preparations.
Psychology of Sport Injury is an educational tool, reference text, and springboard to new ideas for research and practice in any line of work exposed to sport injury. Observing and committing to athletes, especially during times of physical trauma and emotional distress (which are often not separate times), are critical skills for athletic trainers, physical therapists, sport psychologists, coaches, and others who work with athletes on a regular basis.
Introduction: A Contemporary Approach to the Challenges of Sport Injury
Part I. Understanding and Preventing Sport Injuries
Chapter 1. Biopsychosocial Foundations of Sport Injury
A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Sport Injury
Biological Foundations of Sport Injury
Psychological Foundations of Sport Injury
Social Foundations of Sport Injury
Chapter 2. Antecedents of Sport Injury
Models of Sport Injury Occurrence
Psychosocial Predictors of Sport Injury
Mechanisms of Psychosocial Influence on Sport Injury Occurrence
Chapter 3. Sport Injury Prevention
Types of Prevention
Models of Sport Injury Prevention
Sport Injury Prevention Content Categories
Part II. Consequences of Sport Injury
Chapter 4. Psychological Responses to Sport Injury
Models of Psychological Response to Sport Injury
Psychological Consequences of Sport Injury
Chapter 5. Pain, Sport, and Injury
Definitions of Pain
Types of Pain
Dimensions of Pain
Measurement of Pain
Models and Theories of Pain
Factors Associated with Pain in Sport
Interpreting and Acting on Sport-Related Pain
Part III. Rehabilitation of Sport Injury
Chapter 6. Adherence to Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Programs
Adherence to Sport Injury Prevention Programs
Adherence to Sport Injury Prevention Programs
Consequences of Adherence to Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Programs
Chapter 7. Psychological Factors in Sport Injury Rehabilitation
Sport Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes
Charting a Course from Psychological Factors to Sport Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes
Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport
Chapter 8. Psychological Interventions in Sports Health Care
Psychological Interventions in Sports Health Care
Part IV. Communication in Sport Injury Management
Chapter 9. Communicating with Patients
Context of Patient-Practitioner Communication in Sports Health Care
Models of the Patient-Practitioner Relationship in Sports Health Care
Congruence of Patient-Practitioner Perceptions in Sports Health Care
Factors Affecting Patient-Practitioner Communication in Sports Health Care
Chapter 10. Referring Athletes for Psychological Services
Definition of and Rationale for Referral of Athletes for Psychological Services
Socioclinical Context of Referral of Athletes for Psychological Services
Reasons for Referral
About the Author
Textbook for entry-level graduate students and upper-level undergraduate
students studying sport psychology, athletic training, physical therapy,
physiotherapy, and kinesiology; also a reference for professionals in
those areas. Resource for sport psychology and sports medicine
researchers, academic and professional libraries, and sport psychology
Britton W. Brewer, PhD, is a professor of psychology at
Springfield College, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate
classes and conducted research on psychological aspects of sport injury
since 1991. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and
the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a certified consultant
with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. He has edited four
books on sport psychology, authored or coauthored more than 100 articles
in refereed journals (approximately 40 percent of which are on topics
related to the psychology of sport injury), and authored or coauthored
28 book chapters (more than half of which are on topics related to the
psychology of sport injury). He has been awarded more than $1,000,000 in
grant funding from the National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for his research on psychological
aspects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and has received
research awards from Divisions 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) and 47
(Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological
Charles J. Redmond, MS, MEd, ATC, LAT, PT, is professor emeritus
of exercise science and sport studies and retired dean of the School of
Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Springfield College, where
he has been a member of the faculty since 1969. He has extensive
clinical, teaching, and administrative experience in athletic training
and has served in multiple leadership positions in the National Athletic
Trainers’ Association. He received the Most Distinguished Athletic
Trainer Award from the NATA in 1994 and was inducted into the NATA Hall
of Fame in 2004. He has also been inducted into the Athletic Trainers of
Massachusetts Hall of Fame and the Springfield College Athletic Hall of
Fame. He served on the editorial advisory board of Athletic Therapy
Today from 1995 to 2005, during which he was theme editor for issues
such as eating and exercise disorders, psychosocial factors and athletic
therapy, and advances in the management of patellofemoral pain. He has
given presentations and conducted workshops on a variety of topics in
sport health care, including the psychology of sport injury.
“This text clearly fills a need. As injury management has become more
evidence-based from a physical standpoint, more information to address
the psychological aspects of injury are needed to complement this
—Kent Scriber, EdD, ATC, PT, FNATA-- Ithaca College
Presentation package. Includes more than 200 presentation slides to aid instructors in lesson preparations. Slides can be edited, reordered, incorporated into other presentations, and printed and distributed as classroom handouts.
The presentation package is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-3518-8