Foundations of Athletic Training

Foundations of Athletic Training 9781451116526
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Publication Date: Oct 12, 2012
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Edition: Fifth
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451116526
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This text integrates basic medical concepts and related scientific information to provide a strong foundation of general athletic training practices. Using a problem-solving approach to prevention, recognition, assessment, management, and disposition of sports-related injuries and diseases, this text provides athletic trainers and athletic training students with the most extensive, challenging content in a user-friendly format.

New Content! This edition features a new chapter on Psychosocial Intervention Strategies.


  • Full color images make it easier to recognize and manage sports-related injuries and medical conditions.
  • Anatomical line art superimposed onto human images enables the student  to locate key muscles, nerves, and blood vessels.
  • Chapters are specifically tied to the BOC competencies to help students prepare for the certification exam.
  • Field strategy boxes demonstrate practical, hands-on skills that athletic trainers must mater.
  • Critical thinking questions encourage students to think like a trainer by solving the problems presented in the text’s scenarios.
  • Emergency situations requiring immediate medical attention are identified with an EMS icon.
  • Management algorithms in the condition chapters help students make better informed injury management decisions.  

About the Author(s)

  • Marcia K Anderson 
  • Professor, Athletic Training Curriculum, Department of Movement Arts, Health, Promotion and Leisure Studies, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA


  • Edition: Fifth
  • Product Format: Hardbound
  • ISBN: 9781451116526
  • Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
  • Pages: 1024
  • Pub Date: Oct 12, 2012
  • Weight: 6.0

Table of contents

Section I: Foundations of Injury Care
Chapter 1: Injury Care and the Athletic Trainer
Chapter 2: Preparticipation Examination
Chapter 3: Protective Equipment
Chapter 4: Protective Taping and Wrapping
Section II: Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation
Chapter 5: Injury Assessment
Chapter 6: Tissue Healing and Wound Care
Chapter 7: Psychological Intervention Strategies
Chapter 8: Therapeutic Modalities
Chapter 9: Therapeutic Exercise
Section III: Conditions to the Axial Region
Chapter 10: Head and Facial Conditions
Chapter 11: Cervical and Thoracic Spinal Conditions
Chapter 12: Lumbar Spinal Conditions
Chapter 13: Throat, Thorax, and Visceral Conditions
Section IV: Upper Extremity
Chapter 14: Shoulder Conditions
Chapter 15: Upper Arm, Elbow, and Forearm Conditions
Chapter 16: Wrist and Hand Conditions
Section V: Lower Extremity
Chapter 17: Pelvis, Hip, and Thigh Conditions
Chapter 18: Knee Conditions
Chapter 19: Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot Conditions
Section VI: Systemic Conditions
Chapter 20: Cardiovascular Conditions
Chapter 21: Neurologic Conditions
Chapter 22: Respiratory Tract Conditions
Chapter 23: Gastrointestinal Conditions
Chapter 24: Endocrine Conditions
Section VII: Special Considerations
Chapter 25: Environmental Conditions
Chapter 26: Common Infectious Diseases
Chapter 27: Conditions of the Female Athlete, Disabled Athlete, and Senior Athlete
Chapter 28: Pharmacology
Chapter 29: Dermatology