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How Michael Porter Jr.’s work with a psychotherapist is helping fuel his success
SOURCE: USA Today
Posted On June 7, 2024

By:  Josh Peter, May 16, 2024

Article Notes:

Micheal Porter Jr. of the NBA Denver Nuggets spoke with USA Today about how dealing with emotions is how he copes with challenges.  He acknowledges sometimes your mental & emotional get too piled up. Working on this with a psychotherpist and mind-body clinician helps him through it, which has also resulted in physical health. He credits his work on addressing suppressed emotions to become injury free and overcoming his chronic back pain.  A 2022 study in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal supports his experience. It showed the benefits of combining psychotherpay with physical therapy for improved low back pain. He has learned his mental and emotional state matter, and that as dedicated as he was to his body, it alone wasn’t enough. Porter recognizes it is important to deal with the pressures from both on and off the court and regulate his nervous system.