Mind & body in action
Fencing Sport Psychology’s training guides help you tap into your full potential using proven training techniques.
What we do
FOCUSED ON MIND AND BODY IN ACTION FOR SPORT, HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE.
Fencing Sport Psychology’s Training Materials prepare the fencer for a competitive environment which demands rapid cognition, complex decision making, frequent attention shifting, instinct-like action and intensity control. Fencing Sport Psychology’s overall sport psychology program encompasses performance and health, on and off the strip.
Who we are
Dr. John Heil, DA, FAASP, FAPA
Dr. John Heil is a sport and clinical psychologist with Psychological Health Roanoke. He works with Olympic, professional and aspiring athletes, and has consulted at 3 Olympic Games. Dr. Heil also works in police and public safety, and in the medical field, where he is widely published in the psychology of sport injury.
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Organizational response is the tipping point in any incident where social justice is in question. This paper seeks to explain how organizations with a noble mission, such as institutions of higher educational and sports organizations, fail to adequately recognize and intervene in instances of sexual violation, and in so doing tolerate and even enable such abuse.
News and updates
Dr. Heil was recently published in the book Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology - Theories and Applications. He contributed to a chapter titled "Sport injury: psychological consequences and management strategies." This book brings together world-class...
Step-wise approach to treating sport injury (text) Click here
Injury is recognized as one of the most debilitating experiences among high-performance individuals (e.g., athletes, police officers, dancers, and soldiers). Despite a wealth of evidence highlighting the deleterious ramifications of injury, few sport psychology...
A broad based science panel examines shoulder injury risk & treatment from the perspectives of biomechanics, athletic training & psychology, with attention to dryland training, proper technique, rehabilitation strategies and differentiating pain &...