Sport is associated with an innate desire to excel and win but alongside there exists an inherent risk of getting injured. The injury to the musculoskeletal tissue is the most common sport injury observed in athletes. Rehabilitation is essential for recovery from both minor and major injuries, but it is observed that at times, the injured athlete may show weak therapeutic compliance. This not only leads to break from regular practice or competition but also increases the likelihood of re-injury. Rehabilitation personnel are clamoring for in-depth information regarding the factors affecting the injured athletes’ recovery process and return to competition. Research conducted in the past has shed light on the mental issues affecting the healing process. Thus, the present review was undertaken to reflect the role of psychological factors in rehabilitation which serve as an important consideration for rehabilitation specialists’ and sport organizations in order to ensure that injured athlete are medically and psychologically ready to play.
Sport injuries, Psychosocial factors, Re-injury