This essential book provides a reliable, ready reference so the athletic trainer can intelligently and accurately recognize the nature and severity of athletic injuries to all areas of the body. Its practical organization allows students to more easily understand how athletic injuries occur and provides a basis for an accurate, comprehensive evaluation. Easy-to-understand illustrations of functional anatomy, athletic injuries, and assessment sequences enhance the written material so the reader can see actual assessment techniques.
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Jim Booher is Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at South Dakota State University. He is also the Athletic Trainer and coordinates and supervises the medical coverage for 21 intercollegiate sports, sports clubs and intramurals. His educational background includes a B.A. in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and R.P.T. from the Mayo Clinic School of Physical Therapy, an M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from South Dakota State University and a Ph.D. in Health Science from the University of Utah. He is program Director for CAAHEPAccredited Athletic Training Curriculum and and was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Asssociation Hall of Fame in 1998.
Gary Thibodeau is Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He received his Ph.D. from South Dakota State University as well as an M.S. in Enzyme Kinetics, and an M.S. in Anatomy also from South Dakota State University. His B.S. is from Creighton State University. Gary is widely published in addition to his McGraw-Hill text, Athletic Injury Assessment. Gary enjoys teaching and encouraging learning.
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