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Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training



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For more than 10 years, the Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Traininghas assisted clinicians and students in applying current concepts applicable to the profession while in the classroom, clinic, or on the field. Now updated into a Third Edition, this pocket-sized, comprehensive, and user-friendly companion guide is an essential resource from Dr. Julie N. Bernier and Dr. Linda S. Levy. With over 2100 terms and 20 appendices, the Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training, Third Editionincludes a more complete series of neurologic and musculoskeletal special tests, as well as available evidence-based data including likelihood ratios, and interrater and intrarater reliability data to support the use of each test. Additional updates include: References to accreditation Goniometric range of motion measures Pharmacology Concussion assessment protocol The NATA's Code of Ethics The Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training, Third Editionwill textually and visually provide the athletic training clinician and student with a quick overview of the essential elements of the profession.

Author Biography

Julie N. Bernier, EdD, ATC is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Plymouth State University. She previously served as Associate VP for Academic Affairs, department chair of Health and Human Performance and Director of graduate and undergraduate athletic training at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, where she has been since 1988. Julie received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Keene State College in New Hampshire and her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of Athletic Training and on numerous NATA and NATA-REF committees. In her other life, she is a potter.       

Linda S. Levy, EdD, ATC is the Athletic Training Education Program Director and chair of the Department of Health & Human Performance at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. A graduate of Keene State College (NH) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Levy earned her doctorate at Argosy University (FL) in Educational Leadership. Her athletic training experience includes working at Rensselaer Institute of Technology, Regis College, and Hanover High School before fulfilling her goal of becoming an athletic training educator at Plymouth State University. Her teaching areas of interest include lower extremity injury assessment and athletic training administration, while her scholarly concentration involves athletic training clinical supervision. She has served on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Committee, the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) Scholarship Committee, and the EATA Quiz Bowl Committee, and is currently a mentor on the National Athletic Trainers’ Student Committee.

Table of Contents

About the Editors

Appendix 1: Medical Roots Terminology
Appendix 2: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix 3: Symbols
Appendix 4: Anatomical Terms of Orientation and Direction 
Appendix 5: Muscles—Origin, Insertion, Action
Appendix 6: Manual Muscle Testing
Appendix 7: Normal Joint Ranges of Motion
Appendix 8: Cranial Nerves and Assessment
Appendix 9: Concussion Assessment
Appendix 10: Nerve Root Assessment—Upper Extremity 
Appendix 11: Nerve Root Assessment—Lower Extremity 
Appendix 12: Evidence-Based Research
Appendix 13: Peripheral Nerve Innervations— Upper Extremity 
Appendix 14: Peripheral Nerve Innervations—Lower Extremity 
Appendix 15: Grades of Pain
Appendix 16: End Feel
Appendix 17: Joint Mobility Positioning
Appendix 18: Special Tests
Appendix 19: Pharmacology
Appendix 20: NATA Code of Ethics


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