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Sports psychology

Managing pain with meditation

in Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

In our series on pain in athletes, we’ve explained how pain perception effects an athlete’s potential to return to their previous level of play. If an athlete has a tendency toward catastrophizing, they will see only the negative aspects of their injury. In addition, they may tend to focus more intently on their pain, increasing... MORE

Thinking the worst: catastrophizing pain

in Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

Let’s face it, no one ever walks into the physiotherapist’s clinic because they feel awesome. The thing that usually brings them in is pain of one sort or another. Whether it’s acute pain from a recent incident or a niggling pain that’s been bothersome for a while, people seek out physios because something hurts. Embracing... MORE

The language of pain

in Improve, Sports psychology

Pain and sport often go hand in hand. Physio Karen Litzy explains the best way to communicate with athletes about their pain experience. Athletes are told to push through the pain, grin and bear, suck it up, or take one for the team. There are times when this might be appropriate, but for the most... MORE


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