It is not uncommon when recovering from an injury or surgery, to have a loss of confidence in your ability, after your physiotherapist tells you that you are ready to return to sport, especially when that sport was the main culprit.
There is a difference between being able to run, and being able to run 90km in one go. There is a difference between being able to go skiing, and being able to manage a 5 hour ski tour followed by a 2500m descent. Bridging the gap between having the strength and the ability to perform your sports well, to having the strength and the endurance to perform them at the highest level you once did and with the confidence you once did, not having the fear to huck that small cliff you once did without a second thought: this is a challenge that can often be underestimated and overlooked. Strength and conditioning is not always utilised by athletes as often as it should be. Reduce your anxiety, improve your confidence, and limit your reliance on taping and supports. Ask your physiotherapist to write you a strict program, or track down a strength and conditioning coach who can work closely with your physiotherapist to design you a 6 week plan, or use one of our sport specific strength and conditioning programs on our website. Here is a great testimonial from one of our Be Fit Apps users and a frequent flyer at La Clinique Du Sport, Julie Slaughter.