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Principles of Athletic Training: A Guide to Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
Principles of Athletic Training: A Guide to Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

Principles of Athletic Training: A Guide to Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 18th Edition

ISBN10: 1266555862 | ISBN13: 9781266555862
By William Prentice
© 2024

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Principles of Athletic Training: A Guide to Evidence-Based Clinical Practice is designed to educate athletic trainers in courses concerned with the scientific, evidence-based, clinical foundations of athletic training and sports medicine. The goal is to help students become competent health care professionals who will continue to advance the athletic training profession. The text leads students from general foundations to specific concepts related to injury prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation. Students will explore the complexities of the profession of athletic training. An overarching goal is to incorporate the best available evidence to support recommendations for patient care. The 18th edition includes more than 850 instructional videos demonstrating injury evaluation skills, clinical techniques, and rehab exercises, all conveniently accessed through the eBook.


Chapter 1 The Athletic Trainer as a Health Care Provider 
Chapter 2 Health Care Organization and Administration in Athletic Training 
Chapter 3 Legal Concerns, Insurance, and Third-Party Reimbursement 

Chapter 4 Fitness and Conditioning Techniques 
Chapter 5 Nutrition and Supplements 
Chapter 6 Environmental Considerations 
Chapter 7 Selection and Fitting of Protective Equipment 
Chapter 8 Wrapping and Taping 

Chapter 9 Mechanisms and Characteristics of Musculoskeletal and Nerve Trauma 
Chapter 10 Tissue Response to Injury 

Chapter 11 Psychosocial Intervention for Sports Injuries and Illnesses 
Chapter 12 On-the-Field Acute Care and Emergency Procedures 
Chapter 13 Off-the-Field Injury Evaluation 
Chapter 14 Infectious Diseases, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Standard Precautions 
Chapter 15 Using Therapeutic Modalities 
Chapter 16 Using Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation 
Chapter 17 Pharmacology, Drugs, and Sports 

Chapter 18 The Foot 
Chapter 19 The Ankle and Lower Leg 
Chapter 20 The Knee and Related Structures 
Chapter 21 The Thigh, Hip, Groin, and Pelvis 
Chapter 22 The Shoulder Complex 
Chapter 23 The Elbow 
Chapter 24 The Forearm, Wrist, Hand, and Fingers 
Chapter 25 The Spine 

Chapter 26 The Head, Face, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat 
Chapter 27 The Thorax and Abdomen 
Chapter 28 Skin Disorders 
Chapter 29 Additional General Medical Conditions 

Appendix A Addresses of Professional Sports Medicine Organizations 
Appendix B NATA Position, Official, Consensus, and Support Statements 
Appendix C Sports Medicine–Related Journals 
Appendix D The Process Leading to CAATE Accreditation of the Athletic Trainer as an Allied Health Care Professional 
Appendix E Sample Résumé 
Appendix F NATA Code of Ethics 
Appendix G Code of Professional Responsibility
Appendix H Manual Muscle Tests 
Appendix I Goniometric Measurements of Range of Motion 
Appendix J Vestibular/Ocular-Motor Screening (VOMS) for Concussion

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About the Author

William Prentice

Dr. William Prentice is Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also serves as the Director of the NATA approved Graduate Athletic Training Education Program. He received his BS and MS from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. in Sports Medicine and Applied Physiology from the University of Virginia. He also has a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina. He is a Certified Member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and has received the Sayers A. "Bud" Miller Distinguished Athletic Trainer Educator Award and the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the NATA. In 2004 he was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame. Dr. Prentice served as the Athletic Trainer for the Women's Soccer Program, which has won eighteen NCAA National Championships. He teaches graduate courses in sports medicine and athletic training. Dr. Prentice is the author of nine best-selling texts in athletic training, sports medicine, and health-related fitness.


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