Conclusions and future directions
It has been the aim of this book to demonstrate the ways in which psychology can play a role in the sport injury process. Moreover, the book has aimed to provide the reader with a comprehensive view of the subject matter by adopting a holistic perspective incorporating theory, research and applied knowledge when discussing the usefulness of psychological interventions and counselling skills in sport injury rehabilitation. By doing so, the text has also demonstrated how much the subject area involving psychology of sport injuries has advanced since the early 1990s, at which time several text books focusing on this topic emerged. Collectively, the three parts within the current text draw on some of the early work and present an outline of the more diverse and established literature and practitioner suggestions, thus allowing a provision of evidence-based suggestions for sport medicine practitioners, athletes, and researchers.