Concepts Of Athletic Training / Edition 7

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Sports medicine continues to be a rapidly evolving field of study. The Sixth Edition of Concepts of Athletic Training focuses on the care and management of sport and activity related injuries while presenting key concepts in a comprehensive, logically sequential manner that will assist future professionals in making the correct decisions when confronted with an activity-related injury or illness in their scope of practice.

Chapters have a good mixture of text, tables, and illustrations to make learning easy and fun and the material is presented in a fashion that is succinct yet provides the student with plenty of direction to get more in depth information as needed.

Initial decisions and subsequent actions are critical in determining the outcome of a sports injury. This well established text addresses not only the concepts of athletic training to the student, but provides information that will assist the potential coach or other individuals involved in sports medicine.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Katie Rovtar, MSEd, ATC, LAT (Mississippi State University)
Description: This book describes injuries in the athletic setting, the anatomy involved, and general evaluation skills for athletic training professionals.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the prevention, care, and management of sports-related injuries.
Audience: It is written for students in athletic training, physical therapy, or physical education. Overall, the book efficiently covers all the main areas of sports medicine on a student level.
Features: It takes an in-depth look at athletic injuries. Chapters are well divided into topic areas or specific body parts. Administration areas are also covered, such as emergency planning, lightning policies, and heat illness strategies. I particularly like the chapter on thermal injuries, which hits all the major highlights of the NATA guidelines for heat illness. Throughout the book, "time out" and "speak out" boxes provide real life examples. NATA tips for exercising in the heat appear on the inside cover, which emphasizes the importance of recognizing heat illnesses properly. I wish the anatomy pictures had been of better quality; they would help readers when examining the athlete's injuries. The information about lawsuits is interesting and helpful.
Assessment: This book provides a good basis in sports medicine, without getting bogged down in unnecessary information for novices. This new edition is definitely needed as the profession grows with new position statements and policies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781284034127
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/27/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 364,394
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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