Psychology and Sports Injury: Current State of the Art

Joan Palmi

Silvia Solé Cases

*Corresponding author: Silvia Solé Cases

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Palmi Guerrero, J., & Solé Cases, S. (2014). Psychology and Sports Injury: Current State of the Art. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 118, 23-29.



This paper reviews the literature on the current state of the art of sports psychology in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries. After analysing a number of articles and reviews we found some methodological dispersion in addressing the issue. We observed that there are still few publications that include psychological interventions in the prevention and treatment of sports injuries. We suggest future lines for further progress in this field.

Keywords: Prevention, Psicología del Deporte, Rehabilitation, Sports Injury, Sports Psychology.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: November 21, 2013

Accepted: May 13, 2014

Published: October 1, 2014