A case study of technical change and rehabilitation: intervention design and interdisciplinary team interaction. Intervention design and interdisciplinary team interaction.

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The design of effective interventions in sport psychology often requires a subtle blend of techniques, tailored to meet the client's specific needs. Input from a variety of disciplinary support specialists, working as a team, is also frequently needed. Accordingly, this study investigated an interdisciplinary team approach to the technical change and rehabilitation of an elite weight lifter following injury; necessitating the avoidance of regression when performing under competitive pressure. Multiple coaching approaches were used and complimented by targeting specific mental skills. Kinematic analyses indicated progressive technical, and subsequently permanent, change even after 2 years. Self-report measures of self-efficacy and imagery use were deemed essential in facilitating the change. Finally, a discussion focuses on the intervention's multifactorial nature, its application within high performance coaching, and how this may advise future research into the refinement of already existing and well-established skills.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-78
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Psychology
Volume45
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2014

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