PAIN & SPORT PERFORMANCE A 3-part series on the role of pain in sport, examining the underlying science and its function in injury and performance. It describes the biopsychosocial dimensions of pain, and the varying ways in which these factors may unfold in sport through case study review.

Part 1 – PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON PAIN & SPORT A detailed personal account of a collegiate track injury and the events that followed including finishing out the race, and immediate medical treatment, recounting the changing nature of pain in relation to the moment-to-moment variations in mental state. This provides a practical foundation for understanding the science of pain that is described in PAIN & SPORT PERFORMANCE – Part 2