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September 2008

September 2008


Injury: A Mind/Body & Spirit Relationship? - A Need

A Psychological Response to Physical Injury
by: Dr. Raymond J. Petras, BE, MA, Ph.D
Sports Performance & Injury Mgmt Specialist
© September 2008

There is a need to develop the mind, body and spirit because they constitute the whole person. They cannot be separated. This article addresses psychological response to physical injury. When there is a physical injury there is always a psychological response. Unfortunately, the psychological response is rarely treated even though the use of psychological techniques can safely reduce pain and speed healing and have the athlete back on the field more quickly than just treating the physical injury.

Although the spirit is an equal in a balanced mind, body and spirit approach, it will not be covered in this article.

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