Sport & Performance Psychology
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So, it is important that your brain and body work together—regardless of your sport, skill level, or exercise routine.
At UI Sports Medicine, our sport and performance psychology specialist can help you uncover the issues that may be preventing you from performing at your best.
Our sport psychology services focus on aspects such as:
- Performance enhancements skills
- Psychological recovery from injury
- Mindfulness strategies
- Increasing confidence and enjoyment
- Managing transitions in sport or exercise
- Effective goal-setting
Whether you’re struggling with pre-match nerves, looking to enhance your workout or athletic performance, or seeking more meaning and enjoyment out of physical activity, we can help you accomplish your goals and reach your peak potential.
Not covered under your insurance?
No problem. Self-Pay pricing is available
$150 per hour
Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment today
Our Care Team
Locations and Offices
Orthopedic South Clinic
UI Sports Medicine
Work Injury Recovery Center (WIRC)
Iowa River Landing - Floor 5
Sports Medicine Clinic - Cedar Rapids
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Our coffee talks are designed for our first-time joint replacement patients and their coaches. Led by our experienced joint replacement nurse clinicians, this online discussion offers a casual way to get answers to questions as you prepare for your upcoming surgery from the comfort of your own home.
How to Get Ready for the Coffee Talk
- Our joint replacement nurse clinicians offer these drop-in educational sessions twice/week. We will send you instruction and a private link to join a discussions at your convenience.
- Review the Hip Replacement or Knee Replacement book prior to the discussion.
- Write down any general questions you want to ask.
- Tip: Answers to common questions can be found in our frequently asked questions document. Our nurse clinicians can expand on these or any additional general questions that may be top of mind.
- Note: Your privacy is important to us. As this is a group discussion, questions related to your specific health condition, medications, or personal questions about your home or support system will not be covered.
- Download the Zoom app on your device by going to https://zoom.us/ on your desktop or from your app store.
- You can join the meeting by calling in from your phone as well. Please follow directions provided by the nurse clinician team via myChart on how to call into the meeting
- You can choose any device to join the class: mobile phone, iPad, desktop, laptop, etc.
How to join the Coffee Talk
- Click on the link in the myChart message sent to you by our nurse clinicians a few minutes before the discussion starts
- Sign into the meeting with your first or last name only to protect your confidentiality.
- Make sure you are on mute after logging into the class and wait for the instructor.
- Please remain muted until the instructor asks for questions. Questions can be entered into the chat or can be voiced out loud.
- Silence your phone, alarms, or any other distractions.
Please join us for Stepping On, a seven-week workshop series to learn important exercises and strategies to help prevent falls.
Building Confidence and Reducing Falls
What is Stepping On?
Stepping On is a program that has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people.
It consists of a workshop that meets for two hours a week for seven weeks. Workshops are led by two trained Stepping On professionals who partner to provide participants with a quality adult learning environment. In addition, local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety, and medications.
Fall prevention topics include:
- Simple and fun balance and strength training
- The role vision plays in keeping your balance
- How medications can contribute to falls
- Ways to keep from falling when out in your community
- What to look for in safe footwear
- How to eliminate falls hazards from your home
Why should I be concerned about falling?
Falling is very common; it can result in injury and shake your confidence. The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community. That’s why preventing falls is critical to maintaining independence.
Fall injury statistics
- More than one-third of people age 65 or older fall each year
- Falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations due to injury among older adults
- 35 percent of people who fall become less active
- 40 percent of people who enter a nursing home had a fall in the prior 30 days
What Stepping On workshop participants had to say:
“When I’m walking I still think, ‘Lift your feet, walk heel-to-toe’. I have stopped falling outside! It has made me more aware of the way I walk.”
“Not only did we learn some things about preventing falls, but we had a good time doing it. It was really fun.”
Is this fall and injury prevention workshop for you?
Stepping On is designed specifically for anyone who:
- Is 65 or older
- Has had a fall in the past year or is fearful of falling
- Lives at home
- Does not have dementia
How do I register?
Stepping On is a seven-week, two hours per week, interdisciplinary workshop that covers fall prevention topics such as home safety, vision care, medications, safe footwear, community safety, and exercise. The exercises are aimed at increasing strength and balance. Stepping On has been shown to decrease falls by 31% in older adults.
The next Stepping On class runs March 23–May 4 from 9-11 a.m.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is an eight-week class series that meets one hour twice per week for a total of 16 class sessions. Modified tai chi programs reduce falls in older adults up to 49%.
Upcoming classes include:
April 24–June 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Register now for April-June series
June 7–Aug. 4 from 9-10 a.m.
Register now for June-Aug. series
July 10–Aug. 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Register now for July-Aug. series