Fundamentals of Athletic Training-2nd Edition


Lorin A. Cartwright, William A. Pitney
2nd Edition
ISBN: 0736052585
ISBN13: 9780736052580
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Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Second Edition, is the perfect tool for introducing student assistants to the athletic training profession. Significantly updated and reorganized from the first edition—formerly titled Athletic Training for Student Assistants—the text is written for the high school level and will help students gain an understanding of the functions, skills, and activities of athletic training that they may observe from day to day while assisting certified athletic trainers. The text now includes an exceptional Primal Pictures CD-ROM to help young students get a head start on the basics of structural and functional anatomy. Offered in a hardback binding, the new edition has been completely reorganized to provide a more logical progression of the content for easier comprehension. The material is presented in nine units to follow typical high school course formatting and has been expanded with new content covering anatomy, tissue injuries, primary assessment, protective equipment, nutrition, weight control, and the athletic training profession. In addition, the visual features of the text have been improved. Now with more than 300 figures, tables, and photographs to illustrate key points, techniques, and anatomical details, the text is an even more stimulating and useful reference. The second edition is packaged with a new Primal Pictures software product titled Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy (IFA Essentials). This CD-ROM will help students thoroughly review components of structural anatomy with a complete high-resolution 3-D model of the human musculature. The model can be rotated and allows for 11 layers of anatomy to be visually removed—from muscles down to bones. The CD-ROM also includes 34 animations—each of which can be viewed from four different angles—showing clinical muscle function and providing students with a strong sense of the movement and motions around joints. To reinforce the content, IFA Essentials also offers an interactive quiz. Students can select the level of difficulty and number of quiz questions, and then by using a multiple-choice format they can identify or locate various structures on the model. Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Second Edition, also has many features that will help students learn and absorb the material throughout the course. Objectives are included for each chapter to help students focus their learning, and real-life stories of athletic injuries help to illustrate how certified athletic trainers apply concepts. To spur class discussion, each chapter includes a special “What would you do if . . .?” section. Additional tidbits of information are also provided in FYI (for your information) segments. The revised instructor guide and test bank make delivering the course easy for instructors. Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive introduction to the world of athletic training. The text provides students with valuable exposure to the role of a certified athletic trainer and prepares them for a possible career in this exciting and challenging field.

About the Author

Lorin A. Cartwright, MS, ATC, is assistant principal and athletic director at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a teacher and the school’s head athletic trainer for 15 years, she has extensive experience with all aspects of instruction of student athletic trainers. Cartwright won the Athletic Trainer Award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2002, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society in 1999, and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1998. She is the author of three books, including the best-selling Preparing for the Athletic Trainers’ Certification Exam, and was the first woman and first high school athletic trainer to serve as the president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association. Cartwright earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Grand Valley State College in 1979 and a master’s degree in education from the University of Michigan in 1981. William A. Pitney, EdD, ATC, is an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University. He has been a certified athletic trainer since 1988 and has experience in clinical, high school, and college settings. An athletic training educator since 1994, Pitney is currently a section editor of the Journal of Athletic Training and has twice been named the first runner-up for best clinical article. Pitney earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a specialization in athletic training from Indiana State University in 1988, a master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Michigan University in 1992, and an EdD in adult continuing education from Northern Illinois University in 2000.

Table of Contents

List of Anatomical Drawings

Unit I: Professional and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training
Chapter 1. Athletic Training As a Profession
  • Roles of the Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Medicine and the Sports Medicine Team
  • Becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Training Careers

Chapter 2. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development
  • Legal Issues
  • Avoiding Legal Problems
  • Preventing Athletic Injuries
  • Administrative Issues and Documentation
  • Professional Development
  • The PREMIER Model for Becoming a Professional

Unit II: Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 3. Introduction to Anatomy
  • Anatomical Position
  • Common Medical Terms of Location
  • Body Tissues
  • Classification of Joints
  • Movement

Chapter 4. Tissue Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Bone Injuries

Unit III: Understanding Athletics-Related Injuries to the Axial Region
Chapter 5. Head Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Head
  • Preventing Head Injuries
  • Head Injury Mechanisms
  • Treating Head Injuries

Chapter 6. Facial Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Facial Region
  • Preventing Facial Injuries
  • Treating Eye Injuries
  • Treating Ear Injuries
  • Treating Nose Injuries
  • Treating Mouth Injuries

Chapter 7. Throat and Thorax Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Throat
  • Anatomy of the Thorax
  • Preventing Throat and Thorax Injuries
  • Treating Throat Injuries and Conditions
  • Specific Conditions and Treatment Considerations for the Thorax

Chapter 8. Abdominal Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Abdomen
  • Preventing Abdominal Injuries
  • Treating Abdominal Injuries and Conditions

Chapter 9. Spinal Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Postural Considerations
  • Preventing Spinal Injuries
  • Treating Lumbar Spine Injuries and Conditions
  • Treating Cervical Spine Injuries and Conditions

Unit IV: Understanding Athletics-Related Injuries to the Upper Extremity
Chapter 10. Shoulder Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Shoulder
  • Preventing Shoulder Injuries
  • Treating Shoulder Injuries

Chapter 11. Elbow Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Elbow
  • Preventing Elbow Injuries
  • Treating Elbow Injuries and Conditions

Chapter 12. Wrist and Hand Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Wrist and Hand
  • Preventing Wrist and Hand Injuries
  • Treating Wrist and Hand Injuries and Conditions

Unit V: Understanding Athletics-Related Injuries to the Lower Extremity
Chapter 13. Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh
  • Preventing Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries
  • Treating Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries and Conditions

Chapter 14. Knee Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Knee
  • Preventing Knee Injuries
  • Treating Knee Injuries and Conditions

Chapter 15. Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg
  • Preventing Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries
  • Treating Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries and Conditions

Unit VI: Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Athletics-Related Injuries
Chapter 16. Patient Assessment and Treatment Methods
  • Assessing the Athlete and Documenting the Findings
  • Phases of Treatment
  • Proper Progression
  • Therapeutic Modalities

Chapter 17. Reconditioning Programs
  • Strength and Conditioning Principles
  • Types of Movements
  • Muscular Development Programs
  • Joint Flexibility
  • Exercises for Reconditioning Muscles
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • A Word on Safety

Chapter 18. Psychology and Athletic Training
  • Anxious Athletes
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Response
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dealing With the Death of an Athlete
  • When an Athlete Is Injured
  • Practical Suggestions

Unit VII: Providing Emergency Care
Chapter 19. Planning for Emergencies
  • The Crisis Plan
  • Practicing the Crisis Plan

Chapter 20. Primary and Secondary Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures and Assessment
  • Primary Assessment
  • Breathing Emergencies
  • Cardiopulmonary Emergencies
  • Hemorrhage
  • Preventing Communicable Disease Transmission
  • Secondary Assessment
  • HIT
  • Specific Conditions

Chapter 21. Environmental Situations and Injuries
  • Heat-Related Problems
  • Cold-Related Problems
  • Severe Weather
  • Bites and Stings

Chapter 22. Stabilization and Transportation of Injured Athletes
  • Equipment Removal
  • Lifting and Moving an Athlete

Unit VIII: Preventing Athletics-Related Injuries
Chapter 23. Protective Taping and Wrapping
  • Principles of Taping Procedures
  • Taping Techniques
  • Elastic Wrapping Techniques

Chapter 24. Protective Equipment Used in Athletics
  • Basic Principles of Protective Equipment
  • Protective Equipment for the Head and Face
  • Protective Equipment for the Upper Body
  • Protective Equipment for the Lower Body

Unit IX: Other Athletic Conditions and Concerns
Chapter 25. Conditions and Illnesses
  • Conditions of the Respiratory Tract
  • Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Diabetes
  • Conditions of the Blood and Vascular System
  • Neurological Conditions

Chapter 26. Communicable Diseases
  • Defending Against Microorganisms
  • The Most Common Communicable Diseases
  • Blood-Borne Conditions

Chapter 27. Common Drugs Used in Athletics
  • What Is a Drug?
  • Therapeutic Drugs in Sport
  • Recreational Drugs
  • Performance-Enhancing Drugs
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Testing

Chapter 28. Nutrition and Weight Control
  • Major Nutrients
  • Balanced Diet and Portions
  • Obesity
  • Athletic Nutrition
  • Popular Nutritional Supplements

Appendix A: Assumption of Risk Form
Appendix B: Permission to Treat Form
Appendix C: Athletic Injury and Accident Report
Appendix D: Daily Treatment Log
Appendix E: Treatment Progress Chart
Appendix F: Crisis Plan

Resources Used for This Book
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Words of Praise

"Athletic training professionals should find the text very useful, not only within the classroom, but also as a handy reference within the clinical setting.” Journal of Athletic Training (review of first edition)


An introductory textbook for high school students assisting with high school athletic training programs; text will also appeal to junior college athletic training programs and serve as a reference for professionals who will refer to the material when teaching athletic training courses.

Supplementary Instructional Materials

Instructor Guide and Test Bank Instructors will find numerous tools to make course and lecture preparation easier, including chapter summaries, objectives, key points, teaching outlines, reference Web sites and resources, guidelines for presentations and term papers, tables for muscles of the body, lesson plan analysis, and class analysis information. They will also find materials to help their students learn and retain the information, such as learning activities, brief scenarios for discussions, index card anatomy, printable worksheets and crossword puzzles, and extra-credit assignments. A test bank of 265 multiple-choice questions is also included. Ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters.