Jan 29, 2015Psychology of Recovery
Here is a brief synopsis from Parr on what was covered:
In this presentation we looked at the current use of psychological questionnaires in predicting return to play, which is limited. In addition, we examined previous research from our lab that uses a fear avoidance model of pain development and how this model may be able to predict recovery through the use of identifying psychological risk factors.
Attendees got to look at the recovery process through more of a psychological aspect versus a physical perspective, and they learned to identify individuals who may be at risk. This topic is beneficial to any athletic trainer looking to learn more about the psychological distress an athlete faces following injury and how this influences their recovery.
It is important to remember that there are additional ways to identify whether an athlete will have a prolonged recovery. Psychology of injury should not be overlooked. This talk provided insight for easy-to-use questionnaires that can provide athletic trainers with more tools to determine return to play timelines.