Suffering a serious sporting injury can be a mentally challenging issue, as well as a physical one. Those facing a lengthy recovery period have been known to experience stages of grief; from shock to anger and depression. If you have recently been injured, it is important to remember that the road to recovery doesn’t just involve physical healing; it also requires mental strength and resilience. Here are some tips on how to mentally recover from a sports injury:
Some athletes and weekend warriors refuse to acknowledge their injuries which often result in chronic physical issues and creating even more serious injuries by neglecting to properly rest and treat their problem. By accepting your situation, you allow yourself to move forward and seek treatment.
Physiotherapists are passionate about helping patients regain their full fitness and optimal health. At Cairnhill, our team of experts use a holistic treatment approach to help you get back to peak health. Book to meet our expert physios and receive a treatment plan which may include sports massage, acupuncture, pilates, our on-site gym and more.
Attempt to maintain a positive attitude throughout the recovery process. Focus on the things you can do, rather than what you can’t. We’ll help small realistic goals for you and celebrate each milestone achieved.
Taking care of yourself is crucial during the recovery process. Eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and practice relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga. Self-care can help to reduce stress and promote healing. How you live your daily life ultimately effects your recovery time.
Visualisation is a powerful tool for athletes recovering from injury. Picturing yourself fully healed and performing at your best can help to maintain a positive attitude and focus on your goals.
Talk to your family, friends and us for support. Let us know how you feel and what you are going through. Our physios understand that recovery is about both the physical and mental state, so encouragement can help you to stay motivated and focused on your recovery.
Conveniently located in Epsom, Auckland, get in touch with us today to book an appointment and get started on your recovery journey.