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3. Look for support and participate in your recovery

10 Things I’ve Learned About Injury and the Importance of Mindset

(Huge thanks to Shana Johnstone for allowing us to share her most recent writings)

3. Look for support and participate in your recovery

Other people have a range of skills, perspectives, and good advice that they can share with you—if you let them.

I’ve started to think of this as gathering my team. I will recruit medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and coaches, and I’ll keep those on the roster who prove their worth. There are practitioners in addition to these that may be useful to you. Gathering such a team is a privilege, to be sure.

I also recruit friends and family, because these are the folks I will call upon when I need to vent or need a boost or need to share a win. This is a privilege too, of a different kind.

The point, though, is that the team can’t do the work for you. You have to be a team player and contribute what your team needs to successfully provide support. In other words, your job on the team is to follow the protocol, do your rehab exercises, and share your feelings. Others can only help you if you faithfully participate.

Coming up next:
4. Get your injury diagnosed

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