Synopses & Reviews
Addressing the physical (orthopaedic) aspects of rehabilitation is a job only half done. The other half of the job is to provide the psychological, mental, and emotional motivation patients need to fully recover from their athletic injuries. This book helps rehabilitation professionals answer such questions as: how do I motivate my patients during therapy sessions; how can my patients maintain a positive attitude in the face of pain and slow progress; what should I do to help my patients overcome their fear of reinjury; and what can I do to facilitate the rehabilitation process for my patients?
This text shows readers how to apply groundbreaking psychological techniques to enhance sports rehabilitation programs. It helps answer such questions as: How do I motivate my patients during therapy sessions? How can my patients maintain a positive attitude in the face of pain and slow progress? What should I do to help my patients overcome their fear of reinjury? What can I do to facilitate the rehabilitation process for my patients?
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-322) and index.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Rehabilitation Assessment and Education
- Rehabilitation Assessment
- Understanding the Rehabilitation Process
- Psychology of the Rehabilitation Process
Part 2. Psychological Problems and Referral
- Psychological Problems in Rehabilitation
- Referral for Psychological Problems
Part 3. Psychological Influences on Rehabilitation
Part 4. Facilitating Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation Imagery
- Pain Management
- Social Support
- Return to Sport
- Developing a Psychological Rehabilitation Program