Thursday, October 18, 2012

Return to Play- Mental Preparation of Athletes

As Athletic Trainers we spend a great deal of time and effort preparing our athletes physically for their return to sport participation after injury & surgery. Another aspect that we need to address is their mental preparation. Having a better understanding of the individuals expectations and concerns creates an opportunity for us to do a better job of facilitating a smoother transition back to sport. Dr. Weiss, PhD., ATC has prepared a great primer on this topic:

Mentally Preparing Athletes to Return to Play Following Injury

Windee M. Weiss, Ph.D., ATC
University of Northern Iowa

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