Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training / Edition 2

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INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE & ATHLETIC TRAINING 2E is ideal for individuals interested in athletics and the medical needs of athletes and is the first full-concept book around which an entire course can be created. This book covers Sports Medicine, Athletic Training and Anatomy and Physiology in an easy to understand format that allows the reader to grasp functional concepts of the human boday and then apply this knowledge to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. Comprehensive chapters on nutrition, sports psychology, kinesiology and therapeutic modalities are also included. Readers will appreciate both the depth of the material covered and the ease in which it is presented.

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Reviewer's Quote: The Fun Facts may be my favorite part of the book. All of them were very interesting and different. They are always good for discussion and give the reader a slight break from the material but still keep it relevant to the subject. - Robert Maxwell. M.A. Exercise Physiology; ACSM CPT; Director of Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology; Keiser University, Daytona Beach Campus.

Reviewer's Quote: I would absolutely recommend the adoption of the new edition of this book! I really like this textbook. I think it has great information that is presented in an easy to follow format that is welcoming for entry level fitness professionals. - Kasey M. Lloyd, M.S., Program Director, Keiser University, Lakeland Campus, Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435464360
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 695
  • Sales rank: 1,338,393
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. France currently serves as a national consultant on Sports Medicine, Physical Education and Fitness Programs and is a certified and registered sports medicine trainer in the state of Washington. In 1996 he was selected as a member of the medical staff for the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. His many awards include his selection as National Sports Medicine Trainer of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Mr. France majored in Physical Education and Recreation at Pacific Lutheran University. His vast knowledge of sports medicine, physical education, and fitness training is the result of extensive training he has received at some of the finest universities across the United States and Europe. Mr. France is registered as an advanced instructor with the National Safety Council and has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe. He has instructed hundreds of high school, college and professionals in first aid and CPR and his training as an Emergency Medical Technician has helped him design and implement disaster preparedness programs. Mr. France's unique three-year high school Sports Medicine program has been recognized nationally for its excellence in preparing students in the field of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. Students who have graduated from his program are now physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers throughout the United States. He has assisted dozens of high schools across the country in designing and implementing similar Sports Medicine programs.

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Table of Contents

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE AND ATHLETIC TRAINING. 1. Sports Medicine: The Multidisciplinary Approach to Athletic Health Care. 2. Athletic Training. 3. The Central Training Room. 4. The Athletic Training Student Aide Program. UNIT 2: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING. 5. Emergency Preparedness: Injury Game Plan. 6. The Pre-Participation Physical Examination. 7. Prehabilitation and Preseason Conditioning. 8. Nutrition and the Athlete. 9. Dietary Supplements and Performance Enhancers. 10. Sports Psychology. 11. Assessment and Evaluation of Sports Injuries. 12. Therapeutic Physical Modalities. 13. Taping and Wrapping. UNIT 3: INJURY ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT. 14. Kinesiology. 15. Bleeding and Shock. 16. The Bones and Soft Tissues. 17. The Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg. 18. The Knee. 19. The Hip and Pelvis. 20. The Elbow, Wrist, and Hand. 21. The Shoulder. 22. The Chest and Abdomen. 23. The Head and Face. 24. The Spine. UNIT 4: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS. 25. Special Considerations in Athletes.

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