Sunday, December 3, 2023

Hockey Matters: Bouncing back from injury

During the injury period we need to help the player to reduce their stress levels.

In my experience working in a variety of sports, there are three periods when it is toughest for players. No.1 when they’ve lost a game; No.2 when they haven’t been selected, and No. 3 when they are injured.  All three situations are understandably difficult periods, but it is the third situation that probably is the hardest, particularly if it is a long-term injury. 

Unfortunately, even with this in mind, people often only see their injury as a physiological factor and rightly seek support from a physiotherapist. However, what do you do with the psychological ‘injuries’?

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