Integrating Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition in Return-to Play Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries
The importance of addressing the psychological and nutritional components of sport injury recovery are well recognized. What is often overlooked is how professionals from these two disciplines may work collaboratively to enhance rehabilitation outcomes. This session examines different phases of recovery from musculoskeletal injury, with an eye towards articulating where and how sport psychology and sports nutrition can be integrated into the return-to-sport process.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
- Discuss key milestones in return to play process and how to integrate sports psychology and sports nutrition into each phase of recovery from injury.
- Explain how principles of Self-determination Theory can be used to inform interdisciplinary work with injured athletes.
- Identify and administer assessments that sports dietitians can use to screen athletes for adjustment to injury and for referral purposes.
- 9.2.4 Collaborates with learner(s) and colleagues
to formulate specific, measurable and attainable
objectives and goals.
- 9.4.4 Adjusts education plan to meet the needs of
the individual, group and population
- 10.1.3 Works collaboratively with the
interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs) to
identify and implement valid and reliable nutrition
screening to support access to care.
Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Nutrition Consultant, Owner
Nutrition Strategies, LLC
Les Podlog, PhD
University of Utah