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Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy PDF With Web Resource

Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy PDF With Web Resource

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    Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy provides a balanced introduction to the knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities that span the profession of athletic training. Students in athletic training, coaching, or other health care fields will find current information covering the breadth of theory and application of athletic training, including evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute and emergency care, therapeutic interventions, and health care administration. It also presents advanced topics of pathophysiology and psychological response to sport injury to better prepare students for continued study.

    Compared to other introductory athletic training texts, Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy is the only text that aligns with the newest athletic training education competencies from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (2011). Written by a team of respected athletic training educators with experience at the professional and collegiate levels, the text breaks new ground by condensing key concepts to a comprehensive level while not overwhelming students with content that will be addressed in depth in advanced courses. Numerous features assist students in learning the fundamentals:

    • Each of the six parts opens with a discussion of the competencies that are covered in that part and concludes with a reference list of those competencies by description and number, making it easy to monitor the knowledge required.

    • A companion web resource contains 41 clinical proficiency exercises, carefully chosen to complement the introductory level of the text and align with required educational objectives. The modules may be completed online or printed, and cross-references at the end of each chapter guide students to the appropriate modules to apply the chapter content.

    • Case studies sprinkled throughout the text demonstrate real-world situations and include critical thinking questions that underscore principles of rehabilitation and exercise.

    • Full-color photographs depict specific conditions and techniques, giving students an accurate picture of real practice.

    • For instructors, a complete set of ancillaries assists in preparing and presenting lectures, leading class discussion, and planning assignments and assessments.

    In addition, Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy is the first text to offer a complete chapter on evidence-based practice, the newest educational competency required of entry-level athletic trainers by the NATA. The rest of the text introduces general information about life as an athletic trainer, such as training, education, licensure, certification, employment opportunities, and the roles in a sports medicine team. The core of the text then focuses on required knowledge and skills related to injury prevention, injury recognition and classification (including region-specific examination strategies, basic objective tests, physical exam strategies, and injury mechanisms), acute care, therapeutic interventions, and the role of pharmaceuticals in the healing process. To round out the text, it addresses health care administration and discusses strategies for the management of athletic training programs.

    With learning features and a web resource that integrate clinical learning into an introductory course, Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy is the essential resource for current and future athletic trainers. Long after its first use, it will prove a valuable reference for athletic training students as they progress through the curriculum, prepare for certificiation, and begin careers in the profession.

    Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Therapy is part of Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series. Featuring the work of respected authorities in athletic training, this collection of outstanding textbooks, each with its own supporting instructional resources, parallels and expounds on the content areas in the accreditation standards of the NATA Education Council.

    Introduction to Athletic Training

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Becoming an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer

    History of Athletic Training

    Employment Opportunities in Athletic Training

    The Sports Medicine Team

    Learning Aids

    Part I. Prevention and Health Promotion

    Chapter 1. The Preparticipation Physical Examination

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Essential Elements of the Preparticipation Physical Examination

    Health Status Information

    Physical Components of the Preparticipation Physical Examination

    Fitness or Performance Testing

    Preparticipation Physical Examination Results

    Considerations for Athletes With Impairments

    Administration of the Preparticipation Physical Examination

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2. Fitness Testing and Conditioning

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Fitness Testing Procedures

    Fitness Testing Parameters

    Exercise Prescription

    Developing the Strength Training Program

    Types of Strength Training

    Integrating Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Parameters

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 3. Nutritional Aspects of Health and Performance

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Why Study Nutrition?

    Basic Nutritional Needs of Active Individuals

    Fluid Needs for Active Individuals

    Caloric Demands of Active Individuals


    Planning the Participants’s Diet

    Nutritional Concerns in Injury or Illness

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 4. Environmental Conditions

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Temperature Regulation and Heat Exchange

    Physiological Responses to Exercise in the Heat

    Cooling Mechanisms

    Adapting to Environmental Heat

    Heat Illness

    Prevention of Heat-Related Illness

    Caring for Heat Illness

    Cold Environments

    Other Weather Conditions

    Other Environmental Factors Influencing Sport Participation

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 5. Protective Devices, Regulations, and the Law

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Standards for Equipment Design and Reconditioning

    Regulating Agencies

    Reconditioning and Maintenance of Athletic Headgear

    Agencies for Development of Sport Safety Rules

    Legal Concerns About Equipment Use in Sport

    Liability Negligence

    Determination of Liability

    Product and Manufacturer Liability

    Protecting Oneself From Legal Misfortune

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 6. Athletic Taping, Padding, and Bracing

    David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC, and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Anatomy and Injury Mechanism as the Foundation for Taping and Bracing

    Materials for Taping and Wrapping

    Prerequisites to Taping and Bracing

    Preparing for Taping

    Applying Tape


    Pad Fabrication Considerations

    Pad Construction Materials

    Role of Bracing

    Learning Aids

    Part II. Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

    Chapter 7. Injury Mechanisms and Classifications

    Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, FNATA, and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Anatomical Reference Terminology

    Physical Maturity Classifications

    Injury Mechanisms

    Injury Classifications

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 8. Principles of Examination

    Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, FNATA. and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Examination Components

    On-Site Examination

    Acute Examination

    Clinical Examination

    Documenting the Examination

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 9. Upper Extremity Injury Recognition

    Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, FNATA. and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Shoulder and Arm Injury Recognition

    Elbow and Forearm Injury Recognition

    Wrist and Hand Injury Recognition

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 10. Lower Extremity Injury Recognition

    Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, FNATA, and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Hip, Pelvis, and Groin Injury Recognition

    Knee and Thigh Injury Recognition

    Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot Injury Recognition

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11. Head, Spine, and Thorax Injury Recognition

    Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, FNATA, and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine Injury Recognition

    Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injury Recognition

    Head and Face Injury Recognition

    Thorax and Abdominal Injury Recognition

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 12. General Medical Conditions

    Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, FNATA, and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Cardiovascular Conditions

    Respiratory Conditions

    Digestive Conditions

    Eating Disorders

    Reproductive and Genitourinary Conditions

    Gynecological Conditions

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Diseases Transmitted by Body Fluid

    Endocrine Conditions

    Musculoskeletal Conditions

    Neurological Conditions

    Integumentary Conditions

    Eye, Ear, Mouth, Nose, and Throat Conditions

    Viral Syndromes

    Systemic Conditions

    Learning Aids

    Part III. Acute and Emergency Care

    Chapter 13. Acute Care

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Planning Foundations for Acute Care Situations

    Essentials of the Acute Examination

    Immediate Care for Emergency Problems

    Care Principles for Musculoskeletal Injuries

    Moving and Transporting Injured Patients

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 14. Emergency Care

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    First Aid, Emergency Care, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    First Aid for Sudden Illnesses

    The Emergency Care Plan

    Consent to Treat

    Community-Based Emergency Medical Services

    Roles and Responsibilities of EMS Professionals

    Emergency Care Equipment

    Learning Aids

    Part IV. Therapeutic Interventions

    Chapter 15. Concepts of Rehabilitation and Healing

    Peggy A. Houglum, PhD, ATC, PT, and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Components of a Rehabilitation Program

    Basic Components of Therapeutic Exercise

    Psychological Considerations in Rehabilitation

    Return-to-Competition Criteria

    Concepts of Healing

    Healing Phases

    Factors That Affect Healing

    The Role of Therapeutic Exercise in Healing

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 16. Therapeutic Modalities

    Craig R. Denegar, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA


    Cold and Superficial Heat Treatments




    Mechanical Energy and Manual Therapies


    Learning Aids

    Chapter 17. Therapeutic Exercise Parameters and Techniques

    Peggy A. Houglum, PhD, ATC, PT, and Kirk Brumels, PhD, AT, ATC

    Range of Motion and Flexibility


    Manual Therapy Techniques

    Muscular Strength, Power, and Endurance



    Functional and Sport-Specific Exercise

    Basic Functional Activities

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 18. Pharmacology in Athletic Training

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT

    Drug Nomenclature and Classification

    The Study of Drugs

    Drug-Testing Policies and Procedures

    Drugs Specific to Athletic-Related Conditions

    Nonorthopedic Medicinals

    Learning Aids

    Part V. Health Care Administration

    Chapter 19. Management Strategies in Athletic Training

    Richard Ray, EdD, ATC, and Eric J. Fuchs, DA, ATC, EMT-B

    Vision and Mission Statements


    Human Resource Management

    Financial Resource Management

    Information Management

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 20. Reimbursement and Legal Considerations

    Richard Ray, EdD, ATC, and Eric J. Fuchs, DA, ATC, EMT-B

    Insurance Systems

    Third-Party Reimbursement

    Legal Considerations in Sports Medicine

    Learning Aids

    Part VI. Advanced Athletic Training Concepts

    Chapter 21. Pathophysiology of Athletic Injuries

    Susan Saliba, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA


    Connective Tissue Structure

    Biomechanical Responses of Connective Tissue


    Learning Aids

    Chapter 22. Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation

    Diane M. Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD, CC-AASP, Laura J. Kenow, MS, ATC, and Frances A. Flint PhD, CAT(C), ATC

    Insight Into Sport Injury Psychology and Socioculture

    Interventions for Psychological Recovery

    Implementation of a Psychosocial Care Plan

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 23. Evidence-Based Practice

    Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

    The Essence of Evidence-Based Practice

    The Importance of Evidence-Based Practice to Athletic Training

    The Steps of Evidence-Based Practice

    Learning Aids

    Susan Kay Hillman, ATC, PT, is associate professor and director of human anatomy at the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of the A.T. Still University. She has more than 13 years of experience as head athletic trainer for the University of Arizona and has served as a consultant, assistant athletic trainer, and physical therapist for the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the Philadelphia Eagles football clubs.

    Hillman has served on the editorial board of the journal Athletic Therapy Today (now titled International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training) and the review board of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. She is a past member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association (RMATA) Program Committee. She currently serves as a home-study reviewer for the Board of Certification (BOC) and served on the Role Delineation 6 team for the BOC. In 2004, she received the Distinguished Educator Award from the RMATA, and the year before she was named Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

    Hillman earned a master's degree in physical therapy from Stanford University and a master's degree in physical education and athletic training from the University of Arizona as well as a bachelor's degree in the same field from Purdue University.

    “This book does an excellent job of breaking down each domain of athletic training and providing enough information on each topic to allow for practical learning. It is not overwhelming for a student audience and offers many different resources to practice and apply the knowledge they have gained. It compares well with other entry-level textbooks used in didactic settings, and surpasses them in the critical thinking opportunities presented throughout.”

    --Doody’s Book Review (4-star review)

    “Overall, this introductory textbook for the athletic training student is perfectly suited for the first year of an undergraduate or entry-level master’s athletic training education program. The comprehensive nature of this textbook makes it one that students can reference throughout their academic career and utilize to prepare for their Board of Certification examination.”

    -- Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter objectives and a Chapter at a Glance elements to assist in quick construction of lecture slides and notes. Active learning suggestions offer ideas for classroom activities to stimulate thinking and bring the chapter material into focus. Critical thinking questions offer another engaging method of content delivery and assessment adaptable for use in large-group discussions, small-group assignments, home-study assignments, presentations, or reports.

    Canadian Supplement. Consists of Microsoft Word and PDF manuscripts that provide instructors with Canadian-specific supplementary content to highlight differences in key practices and procedures. Specific material includes certification requirements from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA), information on Canada’s health care and legal systems, nutrition guidelines, and assessment techniques. This unique ancillary provides a clear explanation of which content from the book is supplemented and assists professors in adapting their lectures by region to most effectively teach aspiring Canadian athletic therapists.

    Test package. Features a bank of more than 500 questions in mutiple-choice, true-or-false, essay, and fill-in-the-blank formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, that can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Web resource. Integrates clinical learning with the book’s content. It contains 41 clinical proficiency exercises for students at the introductory level. These proficiency exercises are linked to educational behavioral objectives that student athletic trainers are required to demonstrate as evidence of their clinical competency in athletic training. The downloadable PDF modules can be completed online or printed.