In this episode we were joined by Dr Laura Miele has over 30 years experience in the sport, fitness and education industry. She played Division I basketball at Arizona State; was Tight End for the Arizona Caliente, of the Women’s Professional Football League; and was also a New York Golden Gloves semi-finalist in 2004. She holds a PhD in Psychology (with emphasis in Sport & Exercise), and is author of the book ‘Psyche of the Injured Athlete: The Unspoken Truths’. In this episode she described the psychology of injury, including concepts such as identity loss, the mental component of recovery, and how we as clinicians can be more mindful of discussions we are having with injured athletes.
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