3rd Edition

Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training

By Julie N. Bernier, Linda Levy Copyright 2012
    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    For more than 10 years, the Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training has 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 Edition includes 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 Edition will textually and visually provide the athletic training clinician and student with a quick overview of the essential elements of the profession.



    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



    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.

     "This book would be useful for a quick check of information. The addition of material on evidence-based practice and the section on concussion management warrant this new edition."    

    - Kimberly Martin, MS, ATC, Doody's Book Review Service