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By Scott Greene

Injuries are part of sports, and no matter how careful one can be, it is almost impossible never to sustain an injury in these activities. While some injuries are acute, others are chronic and depending on the extent of the injury. Many athletes find this rehabilitation period pretty difficult as a result of the fierce competition that exists in today’s world of sports, that see players lose their accomplishments as a result of a short period of absence due to injury. It is, therefore, important that players can hold their cool and pass through the period without losing their temper.

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Coping with the emotions that come with rehabilitation can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation phase. However it is of great importance that injured athletes develop the mental strength and attitude needed to cope with the situation, as this could make or break not only the rehabilitation process but the overall performance of the athlete when and if they get back to their sport.

Many injured athletes spend too much time focusing and worrying about the injury instead of looking forward and devising ways of getting past the current situation as healthy and happy as possible. Some of the emotions that tend to come out of an injury situation include frustration, anger, and depression. Below are some ways of coping with an injury and the rehabilitation to ensure the athlete is back healthier, stronger, and better.

Get Information About the Injury - Stay Informed

This is probably the first step to ensuring a successful rehabilitation from the injury and to also avoid a possible reoccurrence. The causes of the injury, its treatment options, and the different ways of preventing the injury, are what you should know. This will not only help prevent sustaining the injury in the future, but it also prevents you from going through the trauma that usually comes with injuries.

Leverage the Power of the Mind

This is one of your strongest and most useful tools as you recover from your injury. Your mental strength helps to fasten the rehabilitation process and to use the concept of self-hypnosis; you can create the sensations and mental images needed for a successful and quick recovery from the injury.

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Be in Contact with your Trainer

 

Your family during the rehabilitation extends beyond your immediate family and reaches your teammates, and most especially your coach. Your trainer is an expert in the field and would suggest ways of making you feel better during the rehabilitation process.

 

Your teammates always give you the feeling of belonging to a family that knows how you feel and this is important to your mental strength.

 

Focus on Your Goals

Your injury should not stop you from achieving your goals, and this period should strengthen you and ensure that you stick to your goals and make plans for achieving them.

Mental Attitude

As mentioned earlier, this is a critical part of the recovery process and even as you are injured, your mental attitude should be even stronger than before. You need to listen to your physical therapist, and your trainer, and continue to have positive thoughts about yourself and the injury. Self-hypnosis is a useful tool for maintaining a positive mental attitude and staying strong this period.

Stay Fit

While it is understandable that your injury might limit the workouts you can do, it remains important that you have some routine exercises to ensure that you remain fit physically especially as it concerns the flexibility and strength of your muscles.

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By Scott Greene

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