The Effect of Psychological Training with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury Rehabilitation
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Master of Science in Coaching and Athletic Administration
One of the most extensive rehabilitation processes in sports is related to Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) surgery. With this being an extremely long process, researchers are looking for ways to take the injured athletes and get them on the field in a shorter amount of time. This study will investigate the effects of psychological training tools like self-talk and visualization. With these tools, athletes should be able to advance in their rehab process faster than if they were to just rehab their bodies. Many times, when athletes get injured, they only rehab the injured part. In addition to rehabbing a player's mind during the process, athletic trainers could speed up the process and get players back on the field and competing at a high level faster than just rehabbing the injury.