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The Mental Side of Injury: What to Do When Your Recovery Isn’t Going So Swimmingly

“How are you feeling after yesterday?” my friend Todd asked me as we walked down the steps toward the pool. “I feel good,” I replied. “Aren’t your shoulders sore?” he asked. “Not at all,” I replied. “Hmmm. I think my shoulders are sore from pounding against the

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Dirty Little Secrets About Injury: Advice from the Three Best Physical Therapists on Earth

I’ve been a patient at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, since October 2011, through 6 surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy. Thanks in part to a team of genius physical therapists, I’ve recovered from a complicated and pernicious condition. Their knowledge and my follow

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Injury Recovery: Injured Athlete’s Toolbox in the News!

There’s a coach who can help you with your injury recovery! My injury recovery journey and the services I offer through Injured Athlete’s Toolbox were featured by Pam LeBlanc in the (Austin American-Statesman). You can read the full story on The Statesman’s website here. I’ve also attached

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Overcoming Injury Requires Hard Work

You may notice this blog lacks the snuggly warmth of your favorite fleece PJs. Welcome to the tough love blog; this month is about making hard choices. Mentally overcoming injury isn’t for sissies. Do you have an injury? Is it healing slower than you thought? Did you

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Coping with Injury: What’s Your Most Important Tool?

I know what you are saying: “Heidi, you’re crazy! I don’t have a creative bone in my body. Not even one.” Frankly, I said those words before my injury. Believe me: your creativity does exist. And it’s your most important tool for coping with injury. Recall your

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You’re an Injured Athlete. Now What? Follow These Three Steps.

The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms. Every time. —Pete Davis, climber (made the first all-disabled ascent of El Capitan in June 2012) One day you enjoy wind and warm sunshine. The next day you are stuck to the sofa,

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