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Fundamentals of Athletic Training-3rd Edition

Fundamentals of Athletic Training-3rd Edition

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    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, explains foundational concepts in athletic training and presents injuries and illnesses commonly encountered by certified athletic trainers. Written specifically for high school students, this text develops the knowledge and skills of students assisting athletic trainers on the field and in the training room as well as those considering future careers as sports medicine professionals.

    In an engaging full-color layout, the updated third edition presents the latest developments in athletic training with regard to treatment, care, administration, and certification. These new and updated topics are covered:

    • How to deal with more than one injury simultaneously
    • How to work with athletes with differing cultural backgrounds
    • Treatment and care of athletes with specific conditions or disabilities
    • Facility design and modality safety
    • Equipment ordering and maintenance
    • The role of the athletic trainer in school emergencies

    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, covers all of the introductory concepts that future athletic trainers need to know—at a level that high school students can understand. The text begins with an overview of the athletic training profession and presents human anatomy and the physiology of injury and tissue healing. A quick reference list highlights where to find related anatomical drawings. It then presents comprehensive head-to-toe coverage of common injuries and includes an explanation of each injury with appropriate treatment protocols. The text also discusses various conditions, illnesses, and communicable diseases along with information on nutrition and the effects of therapeutic, recreational, and performance-enhancing drug use. Students will learn the fundamentals of rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques through the use of taping, wrapping, and protective equipment.

    The third edition includes new and updated learning features that add interest, depth, and opportunities for critical thinking. Special chapter vignettes titled "What would you do if . . .?" encourage students to consider how they might handle day-to-day challenges faced by athletic trainers. “The Real World” segments provide examples of experiences that athletic trainers currently working in the field encounter. Other highlighted elements offer additional information about challenging topics, suggestions for additional research and special projects, or direction for hands-on application of theories presented within the chapter.

    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, also includes fully updated and expanded instructor materials. Online access to the instructor guide, the test package, and a new image bank now provide convenient, one-source assistance for lecture and test preparation. As a bonus, instructors may request the Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy CD-ROM for use in their classrooms. This unique learning tool provides an engaging way to teach the basics of human anatomy.

    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, provides student athletic training assistants with a clear understanding of the functions, skills, and activities they might encounter while assisting certified athletic trainers. By offering a solid introduction to the profession, this text will also pique the interest of students considering their career possibilities and act as a springboard to a future in athletic training and sports medicine.


    An introductory textbook for high school students taking courses in athletic training or sports medicine and a guidebook for students assisting with their high school athletic program.

    Table of Contents

    Unit I. Professional and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training

    Chapter 1. Athletic Training as a Profession
    Roles of the Athletic Trainer
    The Sports Medicine Team
    Becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer
    Athletic Training Careers
    National Athletic Trainers’ Association

    Chapter 2. Administration and Professional Development
    Legal Issues
    Avoiding Legal Problems
    Athletic Training Facilities
    Preventing Athletic Injuries
    Administrative Issues and Documentation
    Professional Development
    The PREMIER Model

    Unit II. Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Chapter 3. Introduction to Anatomy
    Anatomical Position
    Body Tissues
    Classification of Joints

    Chapter 4. Basics of Tissue Injuries
    Soft-Tissue Injuries
    Bone Injuries

    Unit III. Understanding Athletics Injuries to the Axial Region

    Chapter 5. Head Injuries
    Anatomy of the Head
    Preventing Head Injuries
    Head Injury Mechanisms
    Treating Head Injuries

    Chapter 6. Facial Injuries
    Anatomy of the Facial Region
    Preventing Facial Injuries
    Treating Eye Injuries and Conditions
    Treating Ear Injuries
    Treating Nose Injuries
    Treating Mouth Injuries

    Chapter 7. Throat and Thorax Injuries
    Anatomy of the Throat
    Anatomy of the Thorax
    Preventing Throat and Thorax Injuries
    Treating Throat Injuries and Conditions
    Treating Thorax Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 8. Abdominal Injuries
    Anatomy of the Abdomen
    Preventing Abdominal Injuries
    Treating Abdominal Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 9. Spinal Injuries
    Anatomy of the Spine
    Postural Considerations
    Preventing Spinal Injuries
    Treating Lumbar Spine Injuries and Conditions
    Treating Cervical Spine Injuries and Conditions

    Unit IV. Understanding Athletic Injuries to the Upper Extremity

    Chapter 10. Shoulder Injuries
    Anatomy of the Shoulder
    Preventing Shoulder Injuries
    Treating Shoulder Injuries

    Chapter 11. Elbow Injuries
    Anatomy of the Elbow
    Preventing Elbow Injuries
    Treating Elbow Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 12. Wrist and Hand Injuries
    Anatomy of the Wrist and Hand
    Preventing Wrist and Hand Injuries
    Treating Wrist and Hand Injuries and Conditions

    Unit V. Understanding Athletic Injuries to the Lower Extremity

    Chapter 13. Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries
    Anatomy of the Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh
    Preventing Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries
    Treating Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 14. Knee Injuries
    Anatomy of the Knee
    Preventing Knee Injuries
    Treating Knee Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 15. Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries
    Anatomy of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg
    Preventing Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries
    Treating Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries and Conditions

    Unit VI. Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries

    Chapter 16. Patient Assessment and Treatment Methods
    Assessing the Athlete and Documenting the Findings
    Phases of Treatment
    Therapeutic Modalities

    Chapter 17. Reconditioning Programs
    Strength and Conditioning Principles
    Types of Muscle Actions
    Muscular Development Programs
    Joint Flexibility
    Exercises for Reconditioning Muscles
    Cardiorespiratory Conditioning
    A Word on Safety

    Chapter 18. Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Training
    Referring an Athlete for Professional Help
    Relationship Building
    Practical Suggestions

    Unit VII. Providing Emergency Care

    Chapter 19. Planning for Emergencies
    Medical Emergency Cards
    The Crisis Plan
    Practicing the Crisis Plan

    Chapter 20. Emergency Assessment and Procedures
    Primary Assessment
    Breathing Emergencies
    Cardiopulmonary Emergencies
    Preventing Communicable Disease Transmission
    Secondary Assessment
    Specific Conditions
    PRICES Method

    Chapter 21. Environmental Situations and Injuries
    Heat-Related Problems
    Cold-Related Problems
    Severe Weather
    Bites and Stings

    Chapter 22. Stabilization and Transportation of Injured Athletes
    Equipment Removal
    Lifting and Moving an Athlete

    Unit VIII. Preventing Athletic Injuries

    Chapter 23. Protective Taping and Wrapping
    Principles of Taping
    Taping Techniques
    Elastic Wrapping Techniques

    Chapter 24. Protective Equipment Used in Athletics
    Protective Equipment for the Head and Face
    Protective Equipment for the Upper Body
    Protective Equipment for the Lower Body

    Unit IX. Other Athletic Conditions and Concerns

    Chapter 25. Conditions and Illnesses
    Respiratory Conditions
    Vascular Conditions
    Gastrointestinal Conditions
    Female Athlete Triad

    Chapter 26. Communicable Diseases
    Defending Against Microorganisms
    Bloodborne Conditions

    Chapter 27. Common Drugs Used in Athletics
    Therapeutic Drugs
    Recreational Drugs
    Performance-Enhancing Drugs
    Drug Abuse
    Drug Testing

    Chapter 28. Nutrition and Weight Control
    Major Nutrients
    Healthy Diet
    Caloric Balance
    Sport Nutrition
    Popular Nutritional Supplements

    Chapter 29. Athletes With Disabilities
    History of Disabled Sport
    Orthopedic Disabilities
    Auditory and Visual Impairments
    Cardiovascular Disorders
    Neuromuscular Disorders
    Assessing Participation Conditions
    Common Injuries

    Appendix A. Assumption-of-Risk Form
    Appendix B. Permission-to-Treat Form
    Appendix C. Athletic Injury and Accident Report
    Appendix D. Daily Treatment Log
    Appendix E. Treatment Progress Chart
    Appendix F. Crisis Plan Practice
    Appendix G. Emergency Telephone Procedures
    Appendix H. Standardized Assessment of Concussion
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Lorin A. Cartwright, MS, ATC, is assistant principal and athletic director at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a teacher and the school's head athletic trainer for more than 15 years, she has extensive experience with all aspects of instruction of student athletic trainers. She was an adjunct professor in athletic training at the University of Michigan for three years. Cartwright earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan.

    Cartwright is the author of three books, including the popular Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Exam, and was the first woman and first high school athletic trainer to serve as the president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association. She served as the investigative chair on the Ethics Committee for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) from 1998 to 2004 and was also an active member of NATA’s National Membership Committee and the National Review Committee for Misconduct from 1988 through 1992. Highly regarded in her field, Cartwright was the recipient of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Educator Award in 2010, the Athletic Trainer Award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association in 2002, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society in 1999, and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association in 1998.

    Her travels have taken her to Alaska, Italy, Nova Scotia, Sweden, Finland, and the Caribbean. Cartwright has been the athletic trainer for the amateur and semipro summer basketball league and the Michigan men’s basketball all-star team, and she worked at the Olympic Trials for wrestling.

    Cartwright resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she enjoys woodworking, creating stained glass, and gardening in her free time.

    William A. Pitney, EdD, ATC, FNATA, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology and physical education at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Pitney is a recognized leader in qualitative research in the athletic training profession and is a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and two textbooks and is a section editor for the Journal of Athletic Training, in which he published one of the first articles on qualitative research. He is also the editor in chief for the Athletic Training Education Journal and the author of Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions, and he has served on the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Research Assistance Committee.

    Dr. Pitney earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a specialization in athletic training from Indiana State University in 1988, a master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Michigan University in 1992, and an EdD in adult continuing education from Northern Illinois University in 2000. In his leisure time, he enjoys mountaineering, bicycling, and running.


    All ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters and available online at

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample class syllabus and tips for running practical lessons. The instructor guide also includes chapter-specific files that contain chapter summaries, chapter objectives, key points, lecture outlines, and resource lists. Supplemental learning activities include extra-credit assignments, student worksheets, and instructions for index card anatomy, crisis plan design, and measuring range of motion. Instructors will also find guidelines for presentations and term papers, tables of muscle anatomy, a lesson-plan analysis form, and a course-teacher evaluation form. Answers to the student worksheets and guided answers to questions found within the textbook (What would you do if . . . ? and Discussion Questions) are also provided.

    Test package. Includes more than 265 questions in multiple-choice answer formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Image bank. Includes more than 310 slides of artwork and tables from the book that instructors can use for class discussion and presentation.