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The Practical Guide to Athletic Training

Author(s): Ted Eaves, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763746339
  • ISBN-10:0763746339
  • Paperback    256 pages      © 2010
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The Practical Guide to Athletic Training is an essential guide for students interested in the fields of sports medicine and athletic training.  The text focuses directly on issues and injuries that are seen in daily practice rather than all issues that may (or may not) arise during a professional career. Its practical concept makes this text ideal for the beginning student and as a reference for athletic training/sports medicine professionals in the field.

 

  • Provides basic, practical information on the topics and injuries that a professional in the field will need to utilize daily. 
  • Answers important questions that all students ask about athletic training and sports medicine
  • Contains information on how to enter the workforce and succeed as an athletic professional
  • Includes an in-depth discussion on administration, which is not seen in most texts
  • Highlights key terms, end of chapter questions, and critical thinking questions that will help push the student toward a better understanding of athletic training and sports medicine.

Applicable Courses

Athletic Training

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements/Dedication

Preface

 

Section I: Administrative Foundations

 

Chapter 1, Introduction to Athletic Training

            What is an athletic trainer?

            Who else is involved in the sports medicine team?

            How do I become an athletic trainer?

                        Entry-level master’s degree programs

                        BOC Certification

                        Graduate school

                        State practice regulations

            What does it take to be a good athletic trainer?

                        Attributes

                        Hardworking/dedication

                        Strong organization/time management

                        Professionalism

            What are the roles of an athletic trainer?

                        Prevention

                        Clinical evaluation and diagnosis

                        Immediate Care

                        Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning

                        Organization and Administration

                        Professional Responsibilities

            Other Roles of an Athletic Trainer

                        Insurance Coordinator

                        Drug Testing Coordinator

                        Counselors

            Where are Athletic Trainers Employed?

                        College/University

                        High School

                        Professional Sports

                        Clinic

                        Clinic-Outreach

                        Industrial

                        Military

                        Academic Faculty

            What are the Current/Future Trends that Athletic Trainers will face?

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

                       

Chapter 2, Administration

            Budgeting

                        Budget Allocations

                        Budget Programs

                        Budget Process

            Personnel Management

            Liability

                        Liability Insurance

                        Emergency Action Plan

            Medical Insurance

                        Types of Healthcare Coverage

                        Catastrophic Insurance Coverage

                        NCAA Regulations Regarding Medical Claims

            Documentation

                        Pre-participation Documentation

                        Injury Evaluation

                        SOAP Notes

                        Post-Injury Documentation

                        Computers

                        Confidentiality

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 3, Protective Equipment

            Football Helmets

                        Facemasks

            Ice Hockey/Lacrosse/Goalkeeper Helmets

            Baseball/Softball Batting Helmets

            Shoulder Pads

            Catcher/Goalkeeper Equipment

            Sports Bras

            Prophylactic/Post-Injury Bracing/Padding

            Mouth Guards

            Eyewear

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 4, Environmental Considerations

            Exertional Heat Illness

                        Dehydration

                        Heat Cramps

                        Heat Exhaustion

                        Heat Stroke

            Other Heat Illnesses

                        Heat Syncope

                        Exertional Hyponatremia

            Prevention of Heat Illness

                        Heat Index

            Air Quality

            Cold-Related Illness

                        Frostnip and Frostbite

            Lightning Safety

                        Suspension/Resumptions of Play Decisions

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Section II: Assessment and Treatment of Injuries

 

Chapter 5, Mechanism of Injury

            Athletic Injuries

                        Injury Causing Forces

            Acute Soft-Tissue Injuries

                        Contusion

                        Skin Wounds

                        Sprain

                        Dislocation/Subluxation

                        Strain

            Acute Bony Tissue Injuries

            Chronic Soft-Tissue Injuries

                        Fasciitis

                        Tendonitis/ Tenosynovitis

                        Bursitis

            Chronic Bony Tissue Injuries

            The Healing Process

                        The Inflammatory Phase

                        The Repair Phase

                        The Remodeling Phase

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

           

Chapter 6         Therapeutic Modalities

            Cryotherapy

                        Ice Bag

                        Ice Massage

                        Cryo-Cuff

                        Cold Immersion

            Thermotherapy

                        Moist Heat Pack

                        Warm Whirlpool

                        Paraffin Bath

                        Ultrasound

                        Ultrasound Application

                        Phonophoresis

            Electrotherapy

                        Electrical Stimulation

                        Iontophoresis

            Equipment Safety

            Massage

                        Effleurage

                        Petrissage

                        Tapotement

                        Friction

                        Massage Application

                        Therapeutic Exercise

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 7,  Evaluation Techniques

            Basic Anatomy

                        Body Planes

                        Surface Anatomy

            Nomenclature/Terminology

            On-Field Survey

            Universal Precautions

            Off-the-Field Evaluation

                        History

                        Observation

                        Palpation

                        Special Tests

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Section III: Lower Body Evaluation

 

Chapter 8, The Foot

            Anatomy

            Observation of Gait

            Injuries

                        Fractures

                        Stress Fractures

                        Dislocation

                        Arch Strain/Sprain

                        Spring Ligament Sprain

                        Plantar Fasciitis

                        Heel Contusion

                        Turf Toe

                        Bunion & Bunionette

                        Ingrown Toenail

                        Subungal Hematoma

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 9, The Ankle & Lower Leg

            Anatomy

            Injuries

                        Fractures

                        Stress Fractures

                        Ankle Dislocation

                        Shin Splints

                        Compartment Syndrome

                        Shin Contusion

                        Calf Strain

                        Achilles Strain

                        Achilles Rupture

                        Achilles Tendinitis

                        Peroneal Strain/Tendinitis

            Ankle Sprains

                        Inversion Ankle Sprain

                        Eversion Ankle Sprain

                        High Ankle Sprain

            Preventative Ankle Taping

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

                       

Chapter 10, The Knee

            Anatomy

                        Muscles of the Knee

                        Ligaments of the Knee

                        Knee Alignment Concerns

            Injuries of the Knee

                        Patellar Fracture

                        Patellar Dislocation

                        Patella-Femoral Stress Syndrome

                        Chondromalacia

                        Osgood-Schlatter’s Syndrome

                        Patellar Tendinitis

                        Patella Tendon Rupture

                        Knee Dislocation

                        Knee Contusion

            Meniscus Injuries

                        Meniscus Contusion

                        Meniscus Tears

            Ligament Injuries

                        ACL Sprain

                        PCL Sprain

                        MCL Sprain

                        LCL Sprain

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 11, The Thigh, Hip & Pelvis

            Anatomy

                        Thigh Anatomy

                        Hip/Pelvis Anatomy

            Injuries of the Thigh

                        Femoral Fracture

                        Thigh Contusion

            Muscular Injuries

                        Quadriceps Strain

                        Hamstring Strain

                        Tensor Fascia Latae Strain/ IT Band Tendinitis

            Injuries to the Hip/Pelvis

                        Hip Dislocation

                        Hip Pointer

            Muscular Injuries

                        Hip Flexor Strain

                        Gluteals Strain

                        Piriformis Strain

                        Groin Strain

            Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

            Hidden Injuries

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Section IV: Upper Body Evaluation

 

Chapter 12, The Spine & Torso

            Anatomy of the Spine

                        Functional Anatomy

            Anatomy of the Torso

            Injuries of the Spine

                        Cervical and Thoracic Spinal Fractures

                        Lumbar Spinal Fractures

                        Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis

                        Cervical Sprain

                        Paraspinal Strain

                        Lumbar Sprain/Strain

                        Intevertebral Disc Injury

            Injuries to the Torso

                        Rib Fracture/Contusion

                        Costochondral Sprain

                        Sternal Contusion/Fracture

                        Pectoralis Strain

                        Abdominal Strain

                        Trapezius Strain

            Latissimus Dorsi Strain

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 13, The Head

            Anatomy of the Head

            Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

            Injuries to the Head

                        Skull Fracture

                        Mandible (Jaw) Fracture

                        Orbital & Zygomatic Fractures

                        Detached Retina

                        Corneal Abrasions

                        Hyphema

                        Nasal Fracture

                        Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)

                        Cauliflower Ear

            Special Section: Concussions

                        Second Impact Syndrome

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 14, The Shoulder

            Anatomy of the Shoulder

            Fractures in the Shoulder Joint

                        Clavicle Fracture

                        Humeral Fracture

                        Scapula Fracture

            Shoulder Sprains

                        Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation

                        AC Joint Sprain

            Labrum Tears

            Brachial Plexus Injury

            Muscle Injuries

                        Deltoid Strain

                        Rotator Cuff Strain

                        Biceps Strain

                        Triceps Strain

            Chronic Injuries

                        Muscle Tendinitis

                        Impingment Syndrome

                        Shoulder Bursitis

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 15, The Elbow & Forearm

            Anatomy

            Injuries of the Elbow

                        Elbow Fracture

                        Elbow Dislocation

                        Elbow Hyperextension

                        Ligament Sprains

                        Medical/Lateral Epicondylitis

                        Elbow Bursitis

            Muscle Strains

                        Biceps Strain

                        Triceps Strain

            Injuries to the Forearm

                        Ulna/Radius Fracture

                        Forearm Contusion

                        Forearm Splints

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Chapter 16, The Wrist & Hand

            Anatomy

            Injuries of the Wrist

                        Fractures

                        Wrist Dislocation

                        TFCC Sprain

                        Wrist Sprain

                        Tendinitits/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

            Injuries of the Hand & Fingers

                        Metacarpal Fractures

                        Phalangeal Fractures

                        Finger Dislocation

                        Gamekeeper’s Thumb

                        Finger Sprain

            Tendon Injuries

                        Mallet Finger

                        Jersey Finger

                        Boutonniere Deformity

                        Swan Neck Deformity

            Wrist and Thumb Taping

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

 

Chapter 17, General Medical Conditions

            General Illnesses

                        Common Cold

                        Respiratory Infections

                        Influenza

                        Mononucleosis

                        Meningitis

            General Medical Trauma

                        Pneumothorax/Hemothorax

                        Liver Contusion

                        Commotio Cordis

                        Sports Hernia

            Bacterial Skin Disorders

                        Cellulitis

                        Impetigo

            Fungal Skin Disorders

                        Ringworm

            Viral Skin Disorders

                        Herpes

                        MRSA

                        Management of Skin Disorders

            General Medical Conditions

                        Diabetes Mellitus

                        Epilepsy

                        Asthma

                        Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

            Chapter Review

            Critical Thinking

            References

 

Appendix: Answer to Key to Chapter Review Questions

Glossary

Index

 

 


Ted Eaves, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS-North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Ted Eaves is a professor at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Ted has worked as the head athletic trainer at Greensboro College and as the head athletic trainer at Averett University in Danville, VA. He graduated in 1999 from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.  

He received his Master of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2001 from Michigan State University. While there, he served as a graduate assistant for the Spartan wrestling and football teams. 

Ted lives in Greensboro with his wife, Jenny and daughters, Caroline and Natalie. 

 

  • This text is written with terminology that an introductory class would understand.  There is enough use of specific technical terms to teach but not overwhelm.  While reading the text, I found myself thinking that is how I would have written or explained [concepts].

    -Brian Razak, Fort Hays State University 

     

    The material is well written, easy to understand, and written at an appropriate level.  There is a lot of great information about becoming an athletic trainer, roles of an athletic trainer, and attributes of good athletic trainers.

    -Matthew Rothbard, Towson University

     

    I like the easy to read format.  This would be a great text for the pre-Athletic Training student or for introductory courses in sports medicine.  I like the practical aspects of the way this is written.

    -Bruce E. Fischbach, University of South Dakota

     

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