FPF Show Episode 12: What Are The Psychological Risk Factors for Injury in Sports?

By dpope2020

December 17, 2021

In today's episode we take a look at a very interesting question, "What Are The Psychological Risk Factors for Injury in Sport"?  We go over:

  • Does stress correlate with injury?
  • What psychological parameters correlate with increased injury risk?
  • What is athletic identity, negative life stress, coach / athlete relationship and perfectionism and why do they correlate with injury?
  • How athletes use denial as a strategy to work through injury
  • How psychosocial variables can influence athletes to over train
  • How can we identify athletes at risk for injury?
  • What are some ways we can address psychosocial risk profiles to mitigate injury risk?

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Show Notes / Relevant Articles:

  1. FPF Show E:11 - How Does Poor Sleep and High Stress Affect Your Risk Of Injury?
  2. FPF Mini Course - 7 Reasons Why Injuries Happen in the Gym and What to do About it


  1. Martin S, Johnson U, McCall A, Ivarsson A. Psychological risk profile for overuse injuries in sport: An exploratory study. J Sports Sci. 2021 Sep;39(17):1926-1935. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1907904. Epub 2021 Mar 31. PMID: 33787453.

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