Team Sports and Mental Health [Video]
Ask the Expert | Sports Medicine
Sports can be a really great treatment for people who are having mental health issues. We know that exercise releases endorphins, and endorphins make you feel good. It’s a great way for your body to kind of self-treat depression or anxieties. Also, the team atmosphere of sports can be really great for treating mental health. You’ll develop relationships and bonds with your teammates, find people whom you can lean on, and mentors who can help you not only with sporting activities, but also other areas of your life.
Daniel T. Probst, M.D., C.A.Q.
“As a sports medicine physician and active Minnesotan, I understand the importance of functioning at your highest level. I take a conservative approach to the treatment of orthopedic injuries focusing on personally tailored physical therapy, ultrasound diagnosis, and, if needed, injections. From competitive athletes and weekend warriors to those simply looking to lead a more active lifestyle, I work with my patients to help them achieve their goals.”
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