Instructor Guide In this instructor guide, prepared by Scott and Caryl Doberstein and updated and revised for this edition by Craig Denegar, Ethan Saliba, and Susan Saliba, you can find sample course syllabi, sample lecture outlines, ideas for student laboratory assignments, and chapter outlines for every chapter in the text. View instructor guide
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To assess the intensity of pain, you can use a simple pain scale, for instance by asking the individual to rate the pain from 0 = no pain to 10 = worst pain ever. More complex assessments invole pain charts (figure 4.2) or a comprehensive questionnaire such as the Pain Disability Index to assess the impact of pain on function (Pollard 1984). The affective-motivational component of pain relates to the impact of pain on the individual.
The LMS format includes a pool of questions that can be used to build tests within Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard or Moodle. (for use with Blackboard v6.3 - v9.0) Test questions are provided in Blackboard Test Pool format for use with Blackboard versions 6.3 to 9.0. Test pools can be imported into Blackboard via the Tests, Surveys, and Pools section of the Blackboard control panel.
The challenge across health care is to provide the care necessary to optimize treatment outcome in the most efficient manner. The challenges facing the health care system of patients, providers, and payers are no less a concern in athletic training than in other health care disciplines. Reports of treatment outcomes based on clinician assessments and patient self-assessments are increasingly available to guide the clinician’s selection of effective treatments with therapeutic modalities and...
Contrast therapy, which consists of alternating applications of heat and cold, is also used to treat athletic injuries. The sharp sensory contrast between heat and cold appears to reduce pain and therefore muscle spasm. If neither heat nor cold is contraindicated and the condition is not acute, you must consider other factors in choosing between cryotherapy, superficial heat, and contrast therapy.
Low-level laser therapy has been studied for over 40 years, with mixed outcomes reported. Low-level laser therapy has been reported to expedite the inflammatory process, decrease pain, and promote tissue healing. The proposal that laser energy merely promotes normal cellular function rather than changing cell function explains why injured tissues respond to laser therapy while there is little effect on noninjured cells.