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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robb Duncanson, MEd, ATC, CSCS (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: This book presents an integrated approach to athletic training, including evaluation, rehabilitation techniques, and surgical and nonsurgical management options. First published in 1984, the previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: This book aims to cover the many different facets of care athletic trainers will face over time.
Audience: The author states that the book is "written for the reader who has a good understanding of human anatomy and clinical diagnostic skills and who is familiar with the basic principles of acute injury management, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise."
Features: It covers a wide range of topics that clinicians will encounter. Each area is covered expertly and in great depth, and the book considers each topic from various treatment perspectives. Figures appropriately highlight key features and content.
Assessment: Orthopedic medicine is a constantly evolving field, and this update will serve clinicians well. With its wide-ranging and accurate content, this is a book that clinicians will refer to often.