AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast - Do psychological factors contribute to athletes getting injured?

This month's AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast will be looking at injuries from a different angle - a psychological point of view. 

Most of the time, when we think about an athlete’s physical injury, we tend to assume that the cause of this injury is related to a physical factor. Did the athlete forget to warm-up? Is it the type of training? What type of recovery methods are being used? But, what if in some cases, psychological factors are at the source of physical injuries? What if stress factors have an impact on an athlete’s physical health? Andreas Blattner and Rita Pivoriunaite, Class of 2018, look into these issues and provide solutions with an interview with Swiss professional tennis player and former world # 9 on the WTA tour, Timea Bacsinszky.  Listen to this month's podcast to find out what Timea says about injuries and psychology.   

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.


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