HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Injured elite athletes need team support

Maintaining ties with teammates will help injured elite athletes recover more quickly, says U of T professor Lynda Mainwaring.

Elite athletes who suffer from severe injuries feel isolated from team members, says Mainwaring of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. "There is a whole barrage of emotions that goes along with an injury and the aftermath of the injury that affects not only the physical health but the social and psychological health of an athlete."

One of the most difficult aspects of being injured, apart from the injury itself, is being removed from the team and its social support system, at a time when the athletes need it the most. Elite athletes train, travel, eat, play and socialize together but, once injured, they no longer have an active role with the team.

Coaches and other team members should make a point of including the injured athlete in team activities, Mainwaring says. "Call them up to see how they are doing and have the coach suggest they come to the game to take statistics - involve them to facilitate their healthy return to sport both physically and psychologically."

Mainwaring followed 10 elite amateur athletes with severe knee injuries for one year through their recovery process. She found the athletes were surprised by their emotional reaction to their injury, frustrated by the perceived lack of information they were receiving, discouraged by the initial slow gains in therapy and were worried about losing their physical prowess. She also found that, after initial pain and depression, athletes are very motivated to return to an active lifestyle. The study was published in the spring issue of the Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation.


'"/>

Contact: Cheryl Sullivan
cheryl.sullivan@utoronto.ca
416-978-4289
University of Toronto
30-Aug-1999


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Injured workers dissatisfied with compensation system
2. Injured children have higher survival rates at pediatric trauma centers than at adult trauma centers
3. New Use of An Old Test Can Help Brain-Injured Patients
4. Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control receives elite recognition from PAHO/WHO
5. President names eight elite scientists and engineers to receive National Medals of Science
6. UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
7. Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences
8. Team-centered program effective in reducing disordered eating among athletes
9. USC study finds hormone supplement used by athletes may not increase testosterone
10. OHSU programs for teen athletes are national models, reflect Bushs steroid-free sports initiative
11. Class on psychological skills helps college athletes perform better, study finds

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Injured elite athletes need team support

(Date:4/1/2015)... 24, 2015 (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 The ... the most extreme jungle adventure you could ever embark upon. ... 23 days. Endorsed by the Philippine Department of Tourism, these ... visited the rainforest, but very few people have ever been ... Adventure Officer. , Armed with nothing more than a backpack ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 ... was joined by other First Spouses from across ... event on March 21, 2015, World Down Syndrome ... for, the rapidly advancing area of Down syndrome ... participating states included Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... April 01, 2015 Taking an important ... National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation ... approved the first NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners. Working ... ANEF, the 15-member board will provide leadership and direction ... all accreditation decisions for nursing programs that seek accreditation ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 It all began ... Patricia Di Gasbarro, who was on a mission to create ... and simple ingredients that parents could trust. Now, Shoosha Truly ... Grade Organic skincare products, meaning all products contain a minimum ... America. , Babies’ skin is considered to be 40% thinner ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... Bethesda, MD, Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 ... Pathology (ASCP), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), ... American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released ... the use of molecular marker testing for patients ... guideline will help establish standard molecular marker testing, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Governor First Spouses Join with New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie to Support Advances in Biomedical Research to Treat Down Syndrome Cognitive Impairment 2Health News:NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Announces Inaugural Commissioners 2Health News:NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Announces Inaugural Commissioners 3Health News:Just in Time for Earth Day This April, Shoosha Truly Organic’s Skincare Line Soothes and Protects Mom and Baby’s Sensitive Skin with Pure, Simple and Organic Ingredients 2Health News:Just in Time for Earth Day This April, Shoosha Truly Organic’s Skincare Line Soothes and Protects Mom and Baby’s Sensitive Skin with Pure, Simple and Organic Ingredients 3Health News:ASCP, CAP, AMP, and ASCO Issue Draft Colorectal Cancer Molecular Marker Testing Guideline and Announce Opening of Public Comment Period 2Health News:ASCP, CAP, AMP, and ASCO Issue Draft Colorectal Cancer Molecular Marker Testing Guideline and Announce Opening of Public Comment Period 3Health News:ASCP, CAP, AMP, and ASCO Issue Draft Colorectal Cancer Molecular Marker Testing Guideline and Announce Opening of Public Comment Period 4
(Date:4/1/2015)... 1, 2015  Philips Respironics, a division of Royal ... the Pico nasal mask is now available in ... of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Designed to maximize comfort and ... air pressure (CPAP) mask available on the market to treat ... solutions, will be on display at Medtrade Spring ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP ), an oncology company ... announced today that Daniel P. Gold , Ph.D., President ... Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 ... Hotel in New York . A live ... . A replay will be available approximately one hour after ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... 1, 2015  Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ("Salix"), a ... (NYSE: VRX ) (TSX:VRX), today announced that ... aggregate principal amount of its 6.00% Senior Notes ... Notes ") pursuant to two redemptions. On May ... amount of the Notes, and on May 4, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips Pico CPAP Nasal Mask Now Available in the United States 2Philips Pico CPAP Nasal Mask Now Available in the United States 3MEI Pharma to Present at Needham Healthcare Conference 2Redemption of All of Salix's Outstanding 6.00% Senior Notes due 2021 2Redemption of All of Salix's Outstanding 6.00% Senior Notes due 2021 3
Cached News: