How do Psychological Factors Influence Top Athlete’s Injuries?

Discover the world of sports management through the AISTS Sports Medicine podcast, featuring interviews with leading experts, professionals and academics.

This month’s podcast looks at how psychological factor can influence injuries for top athletes.  Alvaro Abati and Juan Scmitz will take you through the psychological factors that can impact the injuries of top athletes and the type of injuries that could be caused by them, and then analyse whether psychological factors can impact the healing process.  They will provide practical solutions to help athletes recover faster from injuries and look at the use of motor imagery, which is the mental representation of an action without any actual movement.   Find out more here. 

The AISTS Sports Medicine podcast series was created by AISTS Head of Sports Medicine, Dr Boris Gojanovic (@DrSportSante) and are entirely scripted, recorded and produced by participants of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration programme.

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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 programme 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 140 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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