Many situations can produce a stressful response and researchers have attempted to determine why it will leave an athlete more vulnerable to injury. In addition, there are many pyschosocial variables that make athletes more susceptible to injury, and psychosocial events that occur after an athlete has experienced an injury. Despite proper rehabilitation, many athletes are not psychologically equipped to cope with the impact of an athletic injury (Larson, Zaichkowsky, & Starkey, 1996). Advances in sports medicine have allowed remarkable physical recoveries, however, many members of the medical community are urging injured athletes to have the psychological aspects of their injuries treated as well. Initially, sport psychology was used as a catalyst to enhance athletic performance.
All athletes know that sports carry the risk of injury. The type of sport, gender of the athlete, and age of the athlete can affect the nature of most injuries. For example, it is more expected for a soccer player than a tennis player to have a leg injury. Some injuries are more serious than others and may prevent an athlete from returning to the sport. Whether the athletes return depends on the quality of treatment and rehabilitation.
Other frequently encountered challenges include phantom-limb pain; pain within the residual limb; additional pain symptoms affecting the neck, shoulders, back, and sound-side limb; overuse syndromes; elevated anxiety rates and depression; and a compromised quality of life. The thought of losing an anatomical part, is devastating to most people. When it happens, amputation causes a threefold loss in terms of function, sensation and body image. The amputee is no different than any other human being that is confronted with a crisis situation, in that he must adapt rather than succumb to the handicapping condition. Difficulties encountered are often due to misperceptions of what life for an individual labelled "amputee" is actually like, and consequently, great problems in rehabilitation result.
The physiological and psychological responses to Injury Physiological responses to injury Sports injury is relatively common among sport and exercise participants. In this essay I will examine the physiological and psychological responses to injury. When the body is injured a sequence of events is taken out that lead to the repair of the injury. The first stage in this process is inflammation which is followed by the healing and repair of tissues. The inflammatory response is the body’s natural response that occurs immediately after the tissue is damaged.
The thoughts are plentiful and cause an athlete to be tight and not play to their ability. The thought of the possibility of choking during competition ruins many players ability to enjoy their sport. It often is a more destructive thought than actual concerns about team or even their own success. The shame and embarrassment of having choked the game away can be very debilitating. The answer is understanding how important our self-talk is in
In general, most people can agree that war of any kind isn't pleasant. In fact, its a horrific event. The tole a war can take on any given person is tremendous. Obviously there's the physical aspect of war - running, climbing, lifting, suffering injuries – but it's the effect war can have on ones mind that makes it so devastating. You're body can take the rigors of physical training and you're body will recover from injury, but what you take from an experience such as WWI stays strong in your mind.
Hypochondriasis is so overwhelming that it causes problems with work or relationships in one’s life and if it is severe it can be completely disabling. It is similarly common in women, men and even in children as well but is usually seen in people aged between 20 and 30 years old. Emotionally the symptoms are measured by anger or an expression of guilt as a result anxiety and distress coexist with hypochondriasis. On the behavioural aspect symptoms are to play sick which helps to escape from obligations and postpone unwelcome challenges. Signs of health anxiety have little inclination to an impulsive solution and will continue for months or years if treatment is not offered.
Affecting Problems of police Personnel There are many things that affect police personnel but there are also that are very crucial. There are some that can ruin the career of a person and there are some that can cause long-term physical problems. There are things like job stress, fatigue, domestic violence, corruption, and alcohol/ drug abuse that can hinder many police personnel’s career. People are unaware of the stress that police officers face. Their stress is unlike any other type of job stress.
Burnout in Athletics “Burnout,” or overtraining syndrome, is a condition in which an athlete experiences fatigue and declining performance in his/her sport despite continuing or increased training. Overtraining can result in mood changes, decreased motivation, frequent injuries and infections. This psychological phenomena manifests itself in athletes of all ages and all levels of ability. Burnout may be psychologically based yet it has a profound impact on the overall performance of the athlete often leading to exhaustion, injury and in many cases reduced interest in the sport. Preventing, or at least minimizing, athletic burnout is viewed as an extremely important issue in the field of sport psychology (Lonsdale, Hodge & Rose, 2009).
Head injuries are dangerous. They can lead to permanent disability, mental impairment, and even death. To most people, head injuries are considered an acceptable risk when engaging in sports and other types of recreational activities. But there are steps you can take to lower the risk and protect yourself and your children. What Are Head Injuries?