Strategies to Overcome your Fear of Reinjury after Shoulder Dislocation
by Margie Olds
We have been doing some research to better understand how shoulder dislocations and subluxations impact people. Margie's PhD research initially focussed on predicting recurrent shoulder instability. Through that process, she was better able to understand that it is not only the recurrent instability but also the fear that follows a shoulder dislocation that has a massive impact of people's lives, their sports, and the activities that they can partake in.
Now new research has shown that people can reduce their fear of re-injury and reduce their anxiety by watching videos from people / athletes discuss how they have managed their fears. So we are interested in the strategies that people have used to help overcome the impact of a shoulder dislocation and return to doing the things that they loved before their injury. We are posting short videos here on this page, so everyone can benefit from others' experience and have a better recovery from their shoulder injury.
Video1: Goal keeper with underlying hypermobility
Video 2: Woman with long standing history of shoulder problems with recurrent shoulder instability
Video 3: Tennis player with history of shoulder instability describes his journey
Video 4: Posterior shoulder instability from kick boxing and the journey of rehabilitation after this
Please help us to help others.
Email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact to schedule a short online interview to share your story