Therapeutic Exercise for Athletic Injuries (Athletic Training Education Series)

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Presents sports medicine specialists with a solid base in the science and practice of designing effective therapeutic exercise programs. Houghlum, a certified athletic trainer and physical therapist, shows how to approach any rehabilitation program with a critical mind in order to design safe, effective exercises for athletic injuries. The 22 chapters discuss the basic concepts including what happens physiologically to an injury site and the emotional response of an athlete following an injury; specific physics principles; assessment techniques and record keeping; concepts involving manual therapy, range of motion, strength, proprioception, and functional activities, and reporting tools for findings and progress; general therapeutic exercise applications including posture evaluation, gait analysis, aquatic exercises, and tendinitis treatment strategies. The final chapters delineate specific applications for the techniques outlined for the upper and lower extremities, as well as for spine injuries and pathologies. Extensively illustrated with b&w photographs and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Peggy A. Houglum, MS, ATC, PT, has more than 28 years of experience in rehabilitation providing patient and athlete care since 1971. Her extensive background as a certified athletic trainer and physical therapist has provided her with a unique perspective regarding rehabilitation programs that make therapuetic exercise techniques meaningful and appropriate for athletic injury treatment.

Houglum has clinical experience with the United States Olympic Committee, the 1984 Olympics, the 1985 World University Games, and at universities and clinics.

A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, Houglum received the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 1996. Presently chair of the NATA Continuing Education Committee, she also has served on the NATA Professional Education Committee, the NATA Education Council, and the NATA Clinical Education Committee.

Houglum attained her master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana State University and is presently pursuing a PhD in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and enjoys painting, cycling, and traveling in her spare time.

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