// Injuries

Expected Performance After Head Injury – How to Approach an Invisible Opponent

Sports related head injuries (e.g., concussions) affect one’s ability to concentrate, make decisions, foster learning, and perform both individually and collaboratively as part of […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

The Psychological Effects of Sports Injuries and why these Effects are heightened in Elite Young Athletes

The operationalised definition of sports injury differs within the existing sport psychology literature often owing to the differing severities and durations of injury (Nicholl […]

Written by Alex Freemantle 3 minute read

Visualization – A Practice Supplement

Each and every day athletes are trying to gain an edge over their competitors. Regardless of how an athlete trains (e.g., diets, exercise, or […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

The Psychology of Injury: The curious case of Daniel Sturridge

After failing to score for the fifth game running, pundits, journalists and fans alike are trying to pinpoint why Daniel Sturridge is struggling to […]

Written by Ben Cochrane 3 minute read

Role of Sport Psychology in a Physical Therapy Setting

The medical field has recognized the importance of physical therapy in regards to injury recovery for many years. Specific exercise plans are carefully designed […]

Written by Diane Gorog 2 minute read

The Psychological Effects of Injury

Injury is one of the most common threats that athletes encounter during the season. Athletes frequently take part in major competitions despite ‘having a […]

Written by Nollaig O' Sullivan 2 minute read

Psychological Responses to Sporting Injury

What is sporting injury? Injury is a common issue facing all sport performers (Ristolainen et al. 2012). Sporting injury can be defined as “loss […]

Written by Sophie Williams 3 minute read

Can psychological measures be used to predict injury?

It is accepted that throughout an athlete’s career they will encounter injury setbacks. But it does appear, at least anecdotally, that some athletes experience […]

Written by Frederick Dawes 2 minute read

Identify your fear of re-injury and overcome it!

Unfortunately injury is a common threat when it comes to both elite and non-elite sport. How we cope with it may determine our path […]

Written by Leah Moore 3 minute read

Stretching: When is it effective?

Stretching has long been standard practice in sport. Advocates of stretching claim that it helps reduce injury, improve performance, and aid recovery. However, a […]

Written by Juliano Pereira 4 minute read

Recovery from injury

It was only five months before the 2014 Winter Olympics when Team GB snowboarder Billy Morgan ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial […]

Written by Jacob Morris 3 minute read

Finding time for elite junior athletes

Few studies have investigated the role of overall life stress and wellness on performance and injuries in elite junior sport. The adolescent phase of […]

Written by Tim Lathlean 3 minute read

Maintaining motivation throughout injury

Unfortunately in competitive sporting environments, injuries are likely to occur. As a basketball player, despite strength and conditioning training, knee and ankle injuries are […]

Written by Amy Rew 2 minute read

Optimising performance and injury prevention by sleep monitoring in adolescent athletes

Optimal performance requires the balance of stress and recovery in response weekly and annual periodised training. Athletes need sufficient physical stress to maximise positive […]

Written by Tim Lathlean 3 minute read

Athletic Identity

Athletic identity is the degree to which an individual identifies with the athlete role and looks to others for acknowledgement of that role (Brewer, […]

Written by Suzanne Pottratz 2 minute read

Injury, rehabilitation and psychology

Whether its recreational or professional, injury is a common occurrence at all levels of sport and exercise. Evidence has shown that physical factors such […]

Written by Jack Marlow 3 minute read

Injury and confidence

With Injury comes a loss of confidence (Doran, 1984). Whilst low confidence can be a result of injury, it can also cause injury e.g. […]

Written by James Bedford 3 minute read

Addicted to exercise? When too much exercise might be harmful

There are many physical and psychological benefits of exercise, so it might seem paradoxical that there is also a risk that, at really high […]

Written by Helen O' Connor 3 minute read