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<ul><li><p>Annotated Bibliography and Introduction</p><p>Sports Medicine Athletic Training: How It Has Evolved</p><p>Introduction:</p><p>There are two types of athletic training. One is seen as a coach instructing or teaching a work </p><p>out; The other is injury prevention and rehabilitation. The injury prevention and rehabilitation athletic </p><p>training has evolved immensely over the years. Previously, this area did not require as much medical </p><p>involvement or knowledge. Over the years as it has expanded and seen tremendous success as more </p><p>medical experience and involvement have been incorporated. Another name that has been given to this </p><p>field is Sports Medicine. The Sports Medicine Athletic trainers work with injured athletes by </p><p>evaluating the injury, explaining what is injured and why it is, create goals for recovery and a recovery </p><p>program. This field of work specializes in helping injured athletes regain full health and strength as </p><p>well as create ways to prevent an injury from ever occurring.</p><p>Not only do Athletic trainers deal with the injury prevention and rehabilitation, they also look at </p><p>the safety of the sport and the environment it is held in. They make the calls regarding whether a sport </p><p>can practice or compete each day depending on the weather. Dangerous weather, extreme heat or cold </p><p>are examples of situations where a trainer has to consider the safety of the environment and the athlete. </p><p>Athletic trainers also stress proper diets and hydration. It is essential for trainers to be able to recognize </p><p>poor nutritional habits of athletes to help correct them and make the athlete healthy and able to preform </p><p>at their best in their sport. Although some of these may seem like common scenes, the majority of the </p><p>time these things are not taken into consideration or cared for. Over the years the jobs of these trainers </p><p>have become greater in importance because of the realization in how helpful they are in this area.</p></li><li><p>Annotated Bibliography (3):</p><p>Fisher, A. Craig, Sharon A. Mullins, and Patricia A. Frye. "Athletic Trainers' Attitudes and Judgments of Injured Athletes' Rehabilitation Adherence." Journal of athletic training 28.1 (1993): Web. 27 March 2014</p><p>Athletic Trainers Attitudes and Judgments of Injured Athletes and Rehabilitation Adherence</p><p>Athletic trainers attitudes and the athletes attitudes are very important factors when taking on </p><p>the rehabilitation of an injury. When an athlete has little faith in the Athletic trainer or the rehabilitation </p><p>program or the trainer does not show support and interest to the athlete, the recovery does not work </p><p>very well. Arguably, the key factor influencing the effectiveness of the rehabilitation process is the </p><p>injured athletes commitment to their program and the ability of the ATCs to enhance that commitment. </p><p>(pg. 43) Aside from the actual rehabilitation treatment, in order for the recovery to be successful, both </p><p>the athlete and the trainer need to be on the same page and committed to the process.</p><p>A study was conducted where a questionnaire was given to Athletic trainers that assessed the </p><p>mental attitudes and judgments that the Trainers have before assessing and injury. The questionnaire </p><p>also assessed weather the mental attitudes and judgments had an affect on the presumed injury </p><p>rehabilitation. The questionnaire consisted of sixty statements that were categorized into seven scales: </p><p>Athletic trainers influence, environmental influence, athletes personality, pain tolerance, self </p><p>motivation, goals and incentives and significant others. (pg. 43) </p><p>Important things that need to be found in an Athletic trainer that the questionnaire touched on </p><p>were that there needed to be good communication between the injured and the trainer; they both need </p><p>to be able to understand each other. There also needs to be a thorough, understandable explanation of </p><p>what the injury is to the injured athlete. It is essential for the trainer to be able to explain what is wrong, </p><p>where it is located, how it happening and what the plan is to fix it. Goals are set to help show the </p><p>progress of the rehabilitation because when progress can be seen, there is more willingness to continue </p></li><li><p>to the end results. Trainers should also be convenient and easy to locate for athletes to do their rehab. </p><p>When locations are convenient, the injured athlete is more likely to stay on the rehabilitation program. </p><p>It is also important that the athlete has belief in the rehabilitation and that it will work to make them </p><p>better and stronger and able to return to their sport. </p></li></ul>

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