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Top 5 Fridays! 5 Lifestyle/Emotional Stressors That Increase Injury Risk

Stress has been linked to increased injury risk. For your patients with recurrent injuries, are you managing sleep health, having them practice MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction), or similar techniques?

If you missed our Untold Physio Stories podcast about the effects of stress on a very fit individual, click here!

Thanks to Brad_Beer on instagram for the awesome infographic!
[5 EMOTIONAL/ LIFESTYLE STRESSORS THAT INCREASE INJURY RISK] _ 👉🏻There are many determinants of both performance & injury ♾ _ 👉🏻I often say injuries are far more than ‘skin deep’: meaning that it’s not just about the biology of the injured or sore tissues & the (training) loads that may have overloaded that area 📶⤵️ _ 👉🏻training overload DOES NOT explain all injuries _ 👉🏻 It is well established scientifically that our adaptation to our training loads is influenced (positively ➕ & negatively ➖) by biomechanical factors (how we move) as well as various emotional and lifestyle stressors 🏃‍♂️+ 🧠 _ 👉🏻For example elevated academic^ 🤓& emotional stress* 😔, anxiety” 😬, and the stress related personality traits of self-blame’’’ 🥺, and perfectionism**🤔have all been shown (see references below) to increase injury risk ⬆️👟 _ 📌TAKE HOME: recognise that lifestyle stressors & your accompanying emotions play a role in injury risk & potential subsequent injury development. While we can’t control what happens to us we can at least recognise that our emotions can impact us & through awareness best attempt to monitor & manage our lifestyle stressors to help keep training & running 🔁👟 _ ‼️If you know a runner this can help please tag them in ✋🏻 _ ❓Q’s and comments are welcome _ 💻Ref: . 🤓Ivarsson A et al. (2016). Psychosocial Factors and Sport Injuries: Meta-analyses for Prediction and Prevention. Sports Medicine, 47(2), 353–365 . 😔Mann, J. B. et al (2016). Effect of Physical and Academic Stress on Illness and Injury in Division 1 College Football Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(1), 20–25 . 😬Li, H. et al (2017). Preseason Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms and Prospective Injury Risk in Collegiate Athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(9), 2148–2155 . 🥺Timpka et al. "The psychological factor ‘self-blame’predicts overuse injury among top-level Swedish track and field athletes: a 12-month cohort study." Br J Sports Med(2015): bjsports-201 . 🤔Madigan, D. J. set al (2017). Perfectionism predicts injury in junior athletes: Preliminary evidence from a prospective study. J . #physio #physicaltherapy #run #running #injury
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