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Psychology of Sport Injury

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Psychology of Sport Injury

ISBN: 0873224639

Psychology of Sport Injury

by John Heil
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About the Book

The ability to remain relatively injury free and to rehabilitate well when injury occurs is essential to longevity in sport and to the full realization of athletic potential. Because injury is a psychologically disruptive experience, recovery is not complete until the athlete is mentally ready for return to play.

The goal of this text is to present an applied guide to the psychology of sport injury that is practical, comprehensive, and systematic. There are 19 chapters spanning a broad range of medical and psychological perspectives - three written by physicians, and one each by a pharmacologist, an athlete, and a sports medicine specialist. To provide a sense of continuity and cohesiveness, 12 chapters are authored by the editor. To offer a diversity of opinion, contributions are provided by nine other psychologists, primarily in a case review format.

Interest in the Psychology of Sport Injury has continued since its initial publication in 1993. The continued utility of this work rests heavily on its applied clinical focus and to the comprehensiveness of its scope. The strategic conceptualization of a psychology of sport injury, blending behavioral medicine and sport psychology, while novel when first published has taken hold in mainstream thinking about injury management. Over the decade that has followed, research has supported the value of psychology in sport injury, and the ecological and theoretical validity of the methods presented in this and other works in sport injury.

About the Author

Dr. John Heil, is a partner in the Clinical and Consulting firm, Psychological Health Roanoke. He is trained both as a clinical and sport psychologist, with a doctorate in Sport and Health Psychology from Lehigh University, and post-doctoral training in Pain & Behavioral Medicine at the University of Utah Medical School. His current practice incorporates a clinical focus on pain and injury management and a performance based focus on sport psychology. The combination has enabled him to become a leading contributor to the psychology of sport injury.

Dr. Heil has served as Director of Sports Medicine for the Virginia State Games since 1992 and as Chair of Sport Science for US Fencing since 1995. He is a Lecturer for the University of Virginia Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program, and an Instructor at the Roanoke City Police Academy in injury survival training.

Dr. Heil a Fellow in both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and is an AASP Certified Consultant. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Virginia Amateur Sports, chairing the Sports Medicine Committee.


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Chapter 1: Sport Psychology, the Athlete at Risk, and the Sports Medicine Team
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Part I: Perspectives on Injury

Chapter 2: Injury From the Athlete's Point of View - Geoff Petrie
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Chapter 3: A Physician's Approach to the Psychology of Injury - J. Richard Steadman
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Chapter 4: A Psychologist's View of the Personal Challenge of Injury - John Reil
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Part II: Behavioral Risk Factors for Sport Injury

Chapter 5: Psychological Risk Factors and Injury Prevention - Mark B. Andersen & Jean M. Williams
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Chapter 6: Overtraining Syndrome - Juergen Froehlich
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Part III: Injury Assessment

Chapter 7: A Framework for Psychological Assessment - John Reil
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Chapter 8: Diagnostic Methods and Measures - John Heil
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Chapter 9: Conducting Assessment and Intervention - John Heil
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Part IV: The Treatment of Injury

Chapter 10: A Comprehensive Approach to Injury Management - John Heil
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Chapter 11: Mental Training in Injury Management - John Heil
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Chapter 12: Specialized Treatment Approaches: Severe Injury - John Heil
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Chapter 13: Specialized Treatment Approaches: Problems in Rehabilitation - John Heil
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Chapter 14: Case Studies: Professional Issues for the Treatment Provider - Keith Henschen & Associates
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Part V Psychology and the Sports Medicine Team

Chapter 15: Patient Management and the Sports Medicine Team - John Heil, John J. Bowman & Bill Bean
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Chapter 16: Referral and Coordination of Care - John Heil
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Part VI Biomedical Issues

Chapter 17: The Biology of Pain - Perry G. Fine
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Chapter 18: Medications in the Treatment of Pain and Injury - Arthur G. Lipman
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Chapter 19: Sport Injury and Psychology: Current Practices and Future Challenges - John Heil
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2011 Supplement:: Sport Injury and Psychology: Current Practices and Future Challenges - John Heil
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