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Insightful articles for helping permanently-sidelined athletes find a meaningful way forward.

Healthy Adjustment to Career-Ending Injury or Health Condition - Part 1 Path to Recovery

We found this chart to be very helpful and true to our experience in finding a way forward after being sidelined. This is a research-based path recommendation for sidelined athletes by counselor in sports psychology, Matt Brown. This recommendation was designed after interviewing and studying sidelined athletes and their responses to career-ending injury. Written over 20 years ago, we are thrilled to have found this research. We knew we were on to something but this chart just validates that all the more! Sidelined USA provides "Coping Resources",  "Social Support" and a "New Passion or Challenge" that permanently sidelined athletes need in order to have a healthy adjustment to their new reality.  

Click here for Part 2 - The Down Period : What to Expect.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Neither Sidelined USA nor its affiliates provide clinical or medical care of any kind via their relationship with Sidelined. At no time should a user have an expectation of clinical care or professional services offered or rendered. 

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