Experiences of professional rugby union players returning to competition following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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Carson, Fraser and Polman, Remco (2012) Experiences of professional rugby union players returning to competition following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13. pp. 35-40. ISSN 1466-853X

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of the emotions and coping strategies utilizedwhenreturning to competition following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. For the players in this study, gaining confidence in the injured knee joint appears to be influential, with increases in confidence provided by completing clinical and sport specific tests, and by performance accomplishments. Successful return can be enhanced further by the use of a specific goal setting program aimed at reintroducing the player to competition.

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Special Issue – High Performance Sport

Item type Article
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7026
Identification Number https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.10.007
Official URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ResPubID21080, ResPubID25384. rugby union players, footballers, football, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, recovery, coping, athletes, confidence, performance, psychology of injury, rehabilitation
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