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dc.contributor.author Christakou, Anna
dc.contributor.author Lavallee, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-15T16:26:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-15T16:26:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05
dc.identifier.citation Christakou , A & Lavallee , D 2009 , ' Rehabilitation from sports injuries: from theory to practice ' Perspectives in Public Health , vol 129 , no. 3 , pp. 120-126 . , 10.1177/1466424008094802 en
dc.identifier.issn 1757-9139
dc.identifier.other PURE: 152994
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5886
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5886
dc.identifier.uri http://rsh.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/129/3/120 en
dc.description Rehabilitation from sports injuries: from theory to practice Christakou A, Lavallee D. (2009). Rehabilitation from sports injuries: from theory to practice. perspectives in Public Health, 129 (3), Special Issue, 120-126. David Lavalee is corresponding author en
dc.description.abstract A great number of injuries occur in the context of recreational physical activities and competitive athletics. Adherence to sport injury rehabilitation means an injured athlete's compliance (or not) to a sports medicine/injury personnel's instructions of participating in a rehabilitation programme in a clinic, and/or doing rehabilitation exercises at home. It has emerged as an area of interest among physiotherapists and other allied professionals (i.e. sport trainers, physicians). This article reviews compliance among injured athletes in the recovery process by presenting the protection motivation theory, personal investment theory and models of cognitive appraisal. Also it reviews key research findings about these three theoretical models. In addition practical guidelines and specific strategies are offered to sport injury rehabilitation personnel to enhance an athlete's adherence to injury rehabilitation. Sports medicine/injury personnel should educate athletes about their injuries and rehabilitation and increase effective communication and active listening. Also sports medicine/injury personnel should provide social support and encourage positive beliefs of injured athletes. In addition, coping with pain and setting short-term goals help athletes to increase their compliance to programmes of rehabilitation. en
dc.format.extent 7 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Perspectives in Public Health en
dc.subject adherence en
dc.subject sport injury en
dc.subject rehabilitation en
dc.title Rehabilitation from sports injuries: from theory to practice en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1466424008094802
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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