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An holistic approach to recovery from an overuse injury in a games player

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986


The management of a chronic injury to an international squash player is described. By good physiotherapeutic management and the involvement of an interdisciplinary team it was possible to make gains in the non-playing period. The rehabilitation period included physiological assessment on the basis of which a training programme was devised with target goals set throughout the period. Mental rehearsal of skills was included at all stages. As a result, the player's confidence was maintained and fitness levels improved. The long term prognosis has been good. The model could be applied to any sports injury.

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