People find themselves in a very frustrating situation when they have an injury to deal with. The recovery process can be quite unnerving, but its even worse when they learn that they may never be able to play the game again. A person who goes through this has to suffer a sudden and unexpected change—they are bound to feel isolated and feel as if people don’t understand them. But no matter how much a player feels like the world is standing against him, building a social support network is an essential step of the recovery process.
Anyone can be part of that social support network, from friends to coaches and even therapists. These people enhance rehabilitation by making sure the athlete feels connected to the team.A good support team understands that returning to play is going to be difficult and they should be able to offer comfort to the athlete during that time. Injured people are doing twice the work. They may find themselves tired and in need of support from others to help with daily tasks. A truly supportive network will lead an injured athlete to successful recovery.
Family members and friends should offer emotional support to help a person cope with negative thoughts and frustrations. Educational social support is also necessary for optimal recovery which is something trainers, coaches, doctors and physical therapists can offer. During the process of repair and recovery, an athlete needs to understand his or her injury and know what follows, with full support throughout.
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