John Heil

John Heil
Psychological Health Roanoke

Doctor of Psychology

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Psychological readiness to return to sport (RTS) after injury is a critical and timely area of research that has received significant research attention of late. Although research on psychological readiness to RTS has burgeoned in recent years, there remains a lack of conceptual clarity on what psychological readiness is. As such, our aims in this...
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Conceptualizing injury rehabilitation as an athletic challenge illuminates the process of rehabilitation for patient and psychologist. This approach synthesizes behavioral medicine and sport psychology to create a model that identifies psychological roles for all members of the treatment team and empowers patients by a proactive approach to educati...
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The authors used a quasi-experimental design to examine the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral-therapy (CBT) intervention for enhancing psychological well-being (positive and negative affect, vitality, self-esteem), rehabilitation adherence, and clinical rehabilitation outcomes (pain, physical function) in 16 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Ass...
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Sport is a juggernaut of a social institution putting a spotlight on societal issues and modeling a standard of behavior. As goes sport, so goes society. It is said that sport builds character. Yet, there are so many contrary examples. Rather, sport is like a ship that goes where it is steered, whether that be to the moral high ground or the rocky...
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Organizational response is the tipping point in any incident where social justice is in question. This paper seeks to explain how organizations with a noble mission, such as institutions of higher educational and sports organizations, fail to adequately recognize and intervene in instances of sexual violation, and in so doing tolerate and even enab...
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This chapter seeks to provide a historical perspective on concussions in order to contextualize research developments on the psychosocial aspects of concussion. It explores literature spanning sports medicine, neuropsychology, sociology, and sport psychology. The chapter explains a long-term historical perspective on the first accounts of concussiv...
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This chapter highlights key assumptions of models used to guide research on the cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral factors influencing injury occurrence, injury response, rehabilitation, and return to competition. This chapter synthesizes the body of foundational research, as well as recent scholarship, highlighting the potential for inju...
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Sport psychologists should consider advocating for athletes’ rights and responsible organizational practices. There is demonstrated need, solid science, and clear direction through the American Psychological Association’s ethical principles. Yet the voice of psychology is conspicuously absent in the public discourse in sport on issues such as hazin...
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Across various branches of the military, musculoskeletal injury in basic training units occurs at a considerable rate. Once injured, a recruit is substantially more likely to drop-out of basic training than a non-injured counterpart. Evidence suggests that a number of psychosocial factors account for the increased chances of attrition following inj...
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This article discusses the principles and practices that guide psychological intervention with injury, and encourages a psychological approach to injury for clinicians. Part 1 reviews the research literature, and serves as a foundation for the review of clinical practices in part 2. Examination of the research literature highlights 4 areas: (1) psy...
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Expectations regarding pain tolerance are imbedded in the culture of sport, and bear heavily on pain and injury management. The athlete's experience of pain is an encounter with core issues in the ethos of sport. As such, pain behavior not only influences performance but also is seen as defining character. This case study looks at the pain experien...
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To evaluate the concussion history of young athletes using three questions on the preparticipation screening (PPS) and a concussion symptom survey (CSS). Descriptive survey. Mass high school PPS. Five hundred twenty young athletes. Athletes were asked about their concussion history using three different questions on the PPS. The CSS, a list of conc...
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An early report on attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in athletes, created as a Technical Report for USA Fencing, but shared here because of its broad applicability. It offers a perspective on the evolving understanding of ADHD.
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Conceptualizing injury rehabilitation as an athletic challenge illuminates the process of rehabilitation for patient and psychologist. This approach synthesizes behavioral medicine and sport psychology to create a model that identifies psychological roles for all members of the treatment team and empowers patients by a proactive approach to educati...
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‘Pearls’ enables sports medicine professionals to share their practical tips for treating patients. We invite you to send your contributions to Pearls Editor, THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE, 4530 W 77th St, Minneapolis, MN 55435. Address electronic submissions to psmpearls@mcgraw-hill.com. Illustrations or photos are encouraged. Selected pearls w...
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provide a brief history of assessment in sport and exercise psychology and then [describe] 4 major areas of sport-related assessment / these areas include traditional clinical . . . ; health and exercise . . . ; performance enhancement . . . ; and special assessment topics / concludes with 2 case studies designed to highlight application of assessm...
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An injury does more than physically limit an athlete; it also challenges the athlete's mental game and emotional equilibrium. This is a comprehensive guide to treating the psychological consequences of sport injuries. "Psychology of Sport Injury" gives psychologists, physicians, athletic trainers, sport physiotherapists, and other sport medicine sp...
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The ability to remain relatively injury free and to rehabilitate well when injured is essential to longevity in sport and to the full realization of athletic potential. Because injury can be a psychologically disruptive experience, recovery is not complete until the athlete is mentally ready for return to play. This text presents an applied guide...
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This study investigated the psychological effects of a teammate's sudden death on the remaining team members at the end of their collegiate careers (4 years later). The football players ( N = 10) were interviewed and answered a series of open-ended questions asking them for their feelings, emotions, and attitudes since the death of their teammate....
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The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence was administered to 372 children, one group being educationally deprived and the other normal, all being Caucasian. Factor analysis showed a three-factor structure: Verbal, Performance, and Picture Completion. There were no significant differences in factor structure of the two groups, sugges...

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A focus on psychological skills in sport and performance domains including tactical athletes (e.g., police, military), artistic athlete (e.g., musicians, dancers) and others whose work demands highly skilled performance under pressure (e.g., medical providers and first responders).
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Sport psychologists should consider advocating for athletes’ rights and responsible organizational practices. There is demonstrated need, solid science, and clear direction through the American Psychological Association’s ethical principles. Yet the voice of psychology is conspicuously absent in the public discourse in sport on issues such as hazing, bullying, gender equity, sexual violence, doping, and athlete safety, perhaps because speaking out is often fraught with challenge and controversy.