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Perspectives in Athletic Training, 1e

Perspectives in Athletic Training, 1e
Author: Nancy H. Cummings EdD ATC LAT CSCS - Sue Stanle
ISBN 13: 9780323033855
ISBN 10: 323033857
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2008-01-21
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 656
List Price: $113.95

In full color, this clear and concise text provides a comprehensive overview of the field and the job skills of certified athletic trainers. To establish a solid foundation, the book covers the evolution of the profession, systems of the body, and the body’s responses to injury. It then moves into more in-depth chapters on diagnosis and management of specific types of injuries, followed by coverage of nutrition, psychology, and pharmacology before concluding with an overview of taping and bracings.

  • The domains, core competencies, and proficiencies of athletic training are covered in a holistic way, allowing you to see and study the body in its entirety.
  • A full-color format brings out key detail in illustrations and makes the text easier to read.
  • Clear, concise, and straightforward writing simplifies complex subject matter.
  • Evolution of the Profession chapter provides an illustrated overview of athletic training from its inception.
  • Diagnosis and Management chapters cover the diagnosis and management of common sites of athletic injury, presenting information in an easy-to-understand whole-body format that includes the mechanism of injury, signs and symptoms, and immediate and intermediate care.
  • Realistic cases accompany the material and address differential diagnosis.
  • Opening Scenarios relate material to real-world athletic situations, beginning chapters with a case study and ending chapters with a discussion of its surrounding issues.
  • Issues & Ethics boxes focus on the types of situations in which an athletic trainer may be forced to make a difficult decision affecting a team or an individual.
  • Summary boxes, tables, and lists make key information easy to find and easy to learn.
  • Points to Ponder include questions for further thought and analysis, helping readers apply content to realistic situations.
  • Age-related icons appear next to topics in which age plays a role in diagnosis and management.
  • Learning Goals begin each chapter by highlighting significant concepts and content objectives.
  • Key Terms are bolded and defined near their discussion in the text.
  • A Glossary includes all the key terms, plus key anatomical terminology and diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • A companion Evolve website offers additional case studies, anatomy videos and labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, practice questions, and research assignments to aid in learning and preparation for examinations.