Sensation Is Information: How Athletes Can Learn From Pain

For athletes, especially in distance sports such as running and swimming, dealing with pain and discomfort comes with the territory. It’s not if pain and discomfort will surface, but when and how often. Putting the body under so much distress for miles and miles will certainly test the body and is part of the mental and physical preparation for these athletes.

But at what point do athletes decide to tough it out through the pain or surrender to avoid further discomfort? It’s a fine line that athletes must walk and requires mental fortitude.

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The Mental Block in Post-Injury Comebacks

Insights from leaders in sport psychology

For athletes of all levels, suffering an injury can be some of the most challenging moments they face in their career. Physically treating the injury is only a part of the recovery. Some sports lend themselves to more benign injuries—broken bones and pulled muscles— with very clear trajectories for recovery. Other sports often involving speed or technical environments (think diving, gymnastics, racecar driving, skiing, pole vaulting, equestrian) can render injuries that can be quite medically complicated and psychologically devastating.

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The Link Between CTE, PCS and Athletes | What You Should Know

CTE and Athletes: What is the Link?
How data should be interpreted no matter which stance you take

The degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been a hot topic in the sports world, especially in light of the NFL recently admitting to the link between football and the disease. The topic even spawned the critically claimed movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith.
Although plenty of studies have pointed to the link between CTE and contact sports such as football, hockey and boxing, there are studies that have been published that suggest otherwise.

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