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Adherence to sport injury rehabilitation

ByBritton W. Brewer

Sport injuries are a substantial public health concern across forms of physical activity and around the world (Caine, Caine, & Lindner, 1996). Athletes who sustain injuries, especially those that are severe or involve lengthy periods of time away from sport, are often prescribed a rehabilitation program as part of their medical treatment. Although adhering to rehabilitation regimens is considered central to recovery from sport injury (Taylor & Taylor, 1997), it is not uncommon for athletes to fail to complete their recommended rehabilitation activities (Brewer, 1999). Typically involving maintenance of one or more rehabilitative behaviors, adherence to sport injury rehabilitation falls squarely within the realm of applied sport psychology.