Psychological issues related to injury in athletes and the team physician: a consensus statement

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Nov;38(11):2030-4. doi: 10.1249/mss.0b013e31802b37a6.


This document provides an overview of selected medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a guide, and as such, is of a general nature, consistent with the reasonable, objective practice of the healthcare profession. Adequate insurance should be in place to help protect the physician, the athlete, and the sponsoring organization.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / psychology*
  • Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Mental Health Services
  • Physician's Role
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Sports Medicine