The Injured Athletes Club
Summary: We’re sorry you’re here, but we’re glad you’re here, too! If you’re lucky enough to call yourself an athlete, chances are you’ve been injured. One of the biggest challenges of injury is facing recovery alone. Now, you don’t have to. Mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle and journalist Cindy Kuzma interview athletes, researchers, clinicians, and others in the field about how to cope with sports injuries and the mental side of the rehab and recovery process. And, Carrie shares some of the mental skills and drills she teaches injured athletes—tools you can use to stay positive and resilient during your recovery. Not only can these strategies help you bounce back stronger from injury, you can use them to rebound from any setback in your sport—or in life. DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have heard in an episode of this podcast. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment. Guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experiences, and conclusions, and The Injured Athletes Club podcast hosts nor any company providing financial support endorses or opposes any particular treatment option discussed in the episodes of this podcast and are not responsible for any actions or inactions of listeners based on the information presented. The use of any information provided is solely at your own risk.
Mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle and journalist Cindy Kuzma, your co-hosts, are here to talk you through a mental exercise Carrie recommends to work your way through sticky situations during your recovery. This one’s called: Go FAR. It stands for Feel, Accept, Recover, and you can use it anytime you feel trapped or are facing a bump in the road you just can’t see your way through.
Amelia Boone is an ultrarunner, four-time world champion obstacle course racer, and full-time attorney. She was dominating the OCR scene and training for the Western States Endurance Run when she developed a stress fracture in her femur—then one in her sacrum, when she returned. Here, she shares what she learned from the experience, and why she hates the word "comeback."
Welcome to the first episode of The Injured Athletes Club, a podcast about how to cope with sports injuries. On this initial episode, we discuss what The Injured Athletes Club is; some of the most common psychological consequences of injury; and how doing mental rehab along with physical rehab can enhance your recovery.