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

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

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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

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21080, ResPubID25384. rugby union players, footballers, football, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, recovery, coping, athletes, confidence, performance, psychology of injury, rehabilitation
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 05:22
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 11:52
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7026
DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.10.007
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