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dc.contributor.authorMichael-Butler, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorBenedict, Lily
dc.contributor.authorKriegshauser, Carolyn
dc.date2022-04-06
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-04T19:35:21Z
dc.date.available2022-04-04T19:35:21Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/767
dc.description.abstractThis research examines Occupational Therapy in Sports Medicine; specifically looking at the aspects of biomechanical, psychological, and the athlete's role. Occupational therapists are qualified clinicians who are able to assess sports related injuries, research preventative measures and interventions, and provide a proper rehabilitation plan which may incorporate the Biomechanical approach as this approach relates to the relationship between musculoskeletal function and how the body is designed for and used in the performance of daily occupations. Regarding the psychological aspect, there is a stigma placed on athletes in that they are seen as weak when seeking help for their mental well-being and occupational therapists are able to provide help to those athletes as well as educate the public on athletes’ mental health. Occupational therapists have a unique, holistic approach to identifying life roles; therefore, they have a responsibility to act as an advocate for athletes who are facing identity foreclosure, difficulties with transitions from athlete to other roles, and for those who are facing mental health issues because of the strains of being an athlete. Occupational therapy is a lesser-known profession and even lesser-known in the world of sports medicine. However, occupational therapy can play a large role within sports medicine and the research shows the need for more promotion of occupational therapy in sports medicine.
dc.titleOccupational Therapy in Sports Medicine: Biomechanical, Psychological, and the Athlete's Roleen_US
html.description.abstract<p>This research examines Occupational Therapy in Sports Medicine; specifically looking at the aspects of biomechanical, psychological, and the athlete's role. Occupational therapists are qualified clinicians who are able to assess sports related injuries, research preventative measures and interventions, and provide a proper rehabilitation plan which may incorporate the Biomechanical approach as this approach relates to the relationship between musculoskeletal function and how the body is designed for and used in the performance of daily occupations. Regarding the psychological aspect, there is a stigma placed on athletes in that they are seen as weak when seeking help for their mental well-being and occupational therapists are able to provide help to those athletes as well as educate the public on athletes&rsquo; mental health. Occupational therapists have a unique, holistic approach to identifying life roles; therefore, they have a responsibility to act as an advocate for athletes who are facing identity foreclosure, difficulties with transitions from athlete to other roles, and for those who are facing mental health issues because of the strains of being an athlete. Occupational therapy is a lesser-known profession and even lesser-known in the world of sports medicine. However, occupational therapy can play a large role within sports medicine and the research shows the need for more promotion of occupational therapy in sports medicine.</p>en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Southern Indianaen_US


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