Rehabilitation Techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Seventh Edition

William E Prentice, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA
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Rehabilitation Techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Seventh Edition is the definitive reference for athletic training students and professionals who are interested in gaining more in-depth exposure to the theory and practical application of rehabilitation techniques used in a sports medicine environment.

Dr. William Prentice and his contributors have combined their knowledge and expertise to produce a single text that encompasses all aspects of sports medicine rehabilitation. Featuring more than 1,000 full-color illustrations, 700 high-resolution videos, and an integrated laboratory manual, this newly updated Seventh Edition provides the athletic trainer with a complete guide to the design, implementation, and supervision of rehabilitation programs for sport-related injuries.

The Seventh Edition includes new and updated information on topics including:
•    Pharmacology and the role of medication in pain management and performance
•    Nutrition and its impact on rehabilitation
•    Rehabilitation techniques for the core 
•    Roles within the rehabilitation team
•    Pathomechanics and epidemiology of common injuries
•    Psychological considerations and communication with injured patients
•    Tips for documentation from Dr. Prentice 

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Rehabilitation Techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Seventh Editionis a comprehensive resource for athletic training students, faculty, and clinicians; physical therapists who manage rehabilitation programs for sports-related injuries; as well as for strength and conditioning coaches who supervise performance enhancement programs on return to play.

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Section I – The Basis of Injury Rehabilitation
Chapter 1: Essential Considerations in Designing a Rehabilitation Program for the Injured Patient
Chapter 2: Understanding and Managing the Healing Process Through Rehabilitation
Chapter 3: The Evaluation Process in Rehabilitation
Chapter 4: Psychological Considerations for Rehabilitation of the Injured Athletic Patient

Section II – Achieving the Goals of Rehabilitation
Chapter 5: Establishing Core Stability in Rehabilitation
Chapter 6: Reestablishing Neuromuscular Control
Chapter 7: Regaining Postural Stability and Balance
Chapter 8: Restoring Range of Motion and Improving Flexibility
Chapter 9: Regaining Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Power
Chapter 10: Maintaining Cardiorespiratory Fitness During Rehabilitation

Section III – The Tools of Rehabilitation
Chapter 11: Plyometric Exercise in Rehabilitation
Chapter 12: Open vs Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise in Rehabilitation
Chapter 13: Joint Mobilization and Traction Techniques in Rehabilitation
Chapter 14: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques in Rehabilitation
Chapter 15: Aquatic Therapy in Rehabilitation
Chapter 16: Functional Progressions and Functional Testing in Rehabilitation

Section IV – Rehabilitation Techniques for Specific Injuries
Chapter 17: Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injuries
Chapter 18: Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries
Chapter 19: Rehabilitation of Wrist, Hand, and Finger Injuries
Chapter 20: Rehabilitation of Groin, Hip, and Thigh Injuries
Chapter 21: Rehabilitation of Knee Injuries
Chapter 22: Rehabilitation of Lower Leg Injuries
Chapter 23: Rehabilitation of Ankle and Foot Injuries
Chapter 24: Rehabilitation of Injuries to the Spine

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"This is one of the best rehab tools on the market for all readers who are seeking to either learn or reinforce the concepts of rehabilitation techniques in sports medicine."
© Doody’s Review Service, 2020, Ernest G. Eugene, EdD, MS, BS (Orlando Magic)

About the Editors

William E. Prentice, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA is recognized as an author, educator, and clinician. He received both BS and MS degrees from the University of Delaware, a PhD degree in sports medicine and applied physiology from the University of Virginia, and a BSPT degree in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina. He is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and has served as the Program Director of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Accredited Post-Professional Athletic Training Education Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1980. He started his career as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Temple University prior to beginning his PhD at Virginia. He also served for 10 years as the Director of Sports Medicine Education for the Healthsouth Corporation. 

Dr. Prentice is the author of 54 editions of 10 different textbooks, most notably Principles of Athletic Training, Essentials of Athletic Injury Management, Athletic Training: An Introduction to Professional Practice, The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Sports Medicine: An Introduction for the Secondary School Student, Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Therapeutic Modalities for Physical Therapists, Musculoskeletal Intervention: Techniques for Therapeutic Exercise, and Get Fit, Stay Fit. He has published more than 100 journal articles and abstracts, and has made more than 220 lectures and presentations. Dr. Prentice served as the athletic trainer for the Women’s Soccer Program at the University of North Carolina for 26 years since 1980 and during that period the team won 17 National Collegiate Athletic Association and 1 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women National Championships. 

Dr. Prentice has been the recipient of numerous awards from the NATA including, most notably, the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Athletic Training Educator Award in 1999, the Educational Multimedia Committee Videotape Production Award in 1997, and the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 1999. In 2004, Dr. Prentice was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame. In 2006, the NATA established the William E. Prentice Scholarship that is presented annually in his name. In 2008, Dr. Prentice was selected in the inaugural class as a NATA Fellow. In 2012, Dr. Prentice was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. In 2014, Dr. Prentice received the Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award from the United States Sports Academy. In 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association established the William Prentice Post-Professional Scholarship to be presented annually.