Sports Medicine Chapter 1 & 2

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Athletic Training
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a division of sports medicine that deals with the care and prevention of athletic injuries and the management of the training methods used by professional or amateur athletes and the active population.
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Sports Medicine
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the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries that occur to athletes and the active population.
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Athletic Trainer
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mixes knowledge and hands on skills to improve the athlete’s physical safety within the athletic environment.
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Board of Certification (BOC)
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the certifying organization for the athletic trainer.
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National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
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a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing, encouraging and improving the athletic training profession.
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Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SCS)
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a professional member of the sports medicine team who evaluates existing levels of fitness and athleticism, along with helping increase the strength and endurance of an individual of team while promoting a healthier lifestyle.
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Health Maintenance Organization
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group health care plan that provides a predetermined, prepaid medical care benefit package.
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Physical Fitness Program
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a method of exercise designed to prepare an individual to become physically able to do activities he or she wishes to do in daily life, without causing undue physical stress.
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Therapeutic Modalities
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the use of heat, cold or electric stimulation to produce an increase or decrease in blood flow.
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Physical Therapy Aide
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an individual who is not licensed but is able to perform clerical task under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant.
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Physical Therapy Assistant
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an individual who has earned a two year associates degree and is involved in clinical tasks, such as patient care and recording treatments under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.
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Athletic Training Student/Aide
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an individual who is studying the skills necessary for prevention assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletes.
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Hydrated
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processing water or fluid especially in the tissues.
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Assumption of Risk
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acceptance of responsibility for the risks involved in the participation in a given activity.
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Liability
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legal responsibility to perform duties in a reasonable and prudent manner.

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