athletes coaching athletes on the road to recovery
Too many athletes struggle on the journey towards a comeback without the advantage of speaking with the veterans who have been through it before. To address that, XCLevation has brought together some of the most inspiring athletes from across the globe to share their story with you, and offer their advice for a smoother recovery.
The following athletes have displayed courage, determination, and perseverance, as they overcame obstacles and worked tirelessly to recover from an injury that suddenly and unexpectedly tore them away from an active lifestyle or a sport that they loved.
A common theme evident in all of the interviews is that the mental side of the injury is one of the highest hurdles on the road to recovery. The psychological and emotional effects of ACL and other sports injuries are real. Yet too often, the mental impact is overlooked by healthcare, coaches, and teammates.
Nonetheless, each and every one of these athletes have learned to grow from the experience, and have gained life lessons along the way. Whether you have experienced an injury personally, or have a friend, family member, or teammate on the path to recovery, we invite you to read the stories and advice shared by these athletes. They will help you learn and understand what it is like from first-hand experience.
These athletes have all shared their experiences and advice from different stages of recovery. You can connect with many of them here.