How Do Athletes Bounce Back Mentally And Physically During The Rehabilitation Process?

760 Words Dec 10th, 2015 4 Pages
As a collegiate athlete and growing up in the vast world of sports, I have seen my fair share of ACL tears in athletics. ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. It is a located in the center of the knee. This injury tends to be common in soccer, football, and basketball. For my research paper I focused on the topic of ACL tears in athletes. My research question was, “What factors put athletes more at risk of tearing their ACL, and if torn, how do athletes bounce back mentally and physically during the rehabilitation process?” For my research I used library databases and credible internet sources along with interviews with an athletic trainer and an athlete. I initially had planned to conduct surveys with athletes at MWSU who have torn their ACL, but I realized I had enough information and didn’t need to conduct them. While researching my topic, I decided to use a library database called EBSCOhost. It helped me find a few sources on the recovery process along with risk factors of an ACL tear. One source I used was an eBook collection called Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational Medicine by William Micheo. This source gave me detailed information on the anatomy of the ACL along with information on the treatment and rehabilitation processes. Another source I used was an eBook collection titled The ACL Solution: Prevention and Recovery for Sports Most Devastating Knee Injury by Robert Marx. Both of these sources gave reliable information on the background of ACL tears,…

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