Recovery from injury

Mar 11, 16 Recovery from injury

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It was only five months before the 2014 Winter Olympics when Team GB snowboarder Billy Morgan ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee during practice. He was medically advised that the injury required an operation, but with the recovery time for an ACL op lasting a...

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Premier League tackling mental health

Jul 27, 15 Premier League tackling mental health

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By Dominic Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News. Mental health is still an issue that some people are reluctant to talk about despite the fact that one in four people will be affected in some way. So it may come as a surprise that the world of professional football – often seen as macho and tough – is taking the mental...

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Recovering from injury: coping physically and emotionally

Sep 18, 14 Recovering from injury: coping physically and emotionally

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The emotional and physical difficulties of recovering from sports injury By: Annie Bertucio Facing the Darkness on Crutches: Dealing with Depression after a Sports Injury It was a stupid, stupid mistake; but in mere milliseconds, I lost months of work, lost my goals, and lost a serious part of my identity and confidence. It sounds...

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From an Injured Football Athlete: Katie Howard Story

Jun 09, 14 From an Injured Football Athlete: Katie Howard Story

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An injured athletes story of the experiences and challenges encountered and overcome from the Physical Therapy Table back to the Playing Fields by USA high school footballer Katie Howard.   Hurting my knee brought many challenges I had never expected to face. Knowing I couldn’t play football for almost a year was a difficult...

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Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

Apr 29, 14 Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

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At this moment in time, the road back for Colm Cooper is long. News of the Kerry forward’s anterior cruciate ligament injury was compounded on Wednesday morning when it was revealed that he was facing an even lengthier rehabilitation than initially anticipated due to the fact that he fractured his knee in the incident as...

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Facing Down an Injury

Apr 14, 14 Facing Down an Injury

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Five athletes who’ve confronted sports-related injuries with hope, wisdom and courage and come out stronger on the other side. by Nicole Radziszewski  Five years ago, running was my life. It was the perfect package of fitness, friendship and competition, all wrapped up in a shiny coat of endorphins. It was my therapy after the...

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