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Good talk: why verbal feedback matters

in Improve, Sports psychology

Trevor Langford explores practical methods for assessing specific sporting movements, and how appropriate feedback can help an athlete improve movement quality. Athletes frequently train under stress and fatigue, which can lead to low motivation and poorly executed techniques(1). Fortunately, verbal and kinematic feedback related to technique execution enhances performance in athletes who are less conscientious(2).... MORE

Making the most of multidisciplinary teams

in Improve, Other, Tools and technology

In a post-pandemic world, multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) become more important as sports professionals navigate best practices for their athletes to return to play. While they seem like a great idea, MDTs may lose their luster once you’re in the trenches. Jason Tee explains the intricacy and finesse required to fashion an MDT that provides the best outcomes for athletes.... MORE

4 necessary traits for building better patient/clinician relationships

in Improve, Sports psychology

A therapist’s interaction plays a critical role in patient outcomes. Trevor Langford explores how clinicians can embrace interpersonal aspects of clinical practice to enhance their patient’s rehabilitation experience. Being in pain, out of work, or away from training can be both physically and psychologically debilitating and detrimentally affect a client’s entire well-being and lifestyle. An alliance... MORE

Returning youth to sport following lockdown

in Improve, Prevent, Tools and technology

Jason Tee explains the challenges of returning young athletes to sport safely and efficiently and provides practical guidelines for keeping them injury-free. Many nations are starting to ease strict lockdown rules, allowing life to return to normal after the novel coronavirus pandemic. Professional sportspeople and weekend warriors alike are chomping at the bit to get... MORE

When the world is heavy: the impact of...

in Email Newsletters, Improve

The NCAA reported that there were 81,096 black college athletes during the 2018-2019 academic year(1). These numbers represent 16% of the college athlete population(1). The majority of these athletes play men’s and women’s basketball and men’s football. Of course, many of these go on to play in professional sports. The number of high-school and younger... MORE

Address these 4 things to improve patient outcomes

in Email Newsletters, Improve

All therapists like to think that they provide the magic touch that gets their patients better. However, when considering all social determinants of health, the influence of medical interventions toward recovery from musculoskeletal injury is only 20%(1). You put your best effort into helping patients get better, but your effectiveness is up against other competing... MORE

Is telehealth the answer for clinicians in a new...

in Tools and technology

Trevor Langford explains the benefits and practicalities of remote consultations for clinicians. The global community is currently transitioning to a new way of living through social distancing, which presents both new opportunities and challenges. The use of telehealth consultations, used within physiotherapy settings in the last two decades, is now even more relevant as a... MORE

Keeping athletes mentally healthy during a pandemic

in Improve, Sports psychology

In this third installment in a series relating to COVID-19, Trevor Langford focuses on how to maintain an athlete’s mental wellbeing, focus, and motivation during this unprecedented time. Global lockdown and social distancing have forced athletes the world over to adapt their daily routines. With competitions canceled or postponed, it is hard for athletes and... MORE

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