The feeling of coming back from an injury and being healthy can change your motivation and outlook for the better. This is nothing new for elite athletes, where physical functionality, the pursuit of excellence, and the desire to perform at a high level can be the trigger for unexpected successes. They know now, after experiencing the other side of hurts, pains, and loss of strength, how well a knee, shoulder, or wrist works. When practiced properly, your emotional, mental, and physical recovery or restart can be like a gift. The restart is practiced only slow and without stress. The first attempt on skis may look like those of a beginner, controlling the pace, snowplow turns, clear and aware body movements, slowed balanced pure carved turns, pressure/edging awareness, and feeling every snow grain. This is precisely the moment a fit-again skier, after taking care of details and micro-movements and increased awareness, that he/she comes back stronger than before.
There is ongoing evidence at the World Cup and Olympic level.
Athletes returning from injury, who’s technique and balance on their skis are better than before. They are entirely focused, and their winning instincts are still there, despite the break.