Get ready for a glimpse into the exciting world of certified athletic trainers who work with doctors to keep active people healthy wherever people are active including businesses, hospitals, physician offices, sports teams, the military and law enforcement, NASCAR, rodeo, and NASA to name a few. This book is a nfiction children's photo book describing the profession of athletic training. Close up color photographs depict culturally diverse patients and professionals performing typical tasks in a variety of practice settings.. Common tasks such as patient education; taping and bracing; orthopaedic and general medical examination; therapeutic interventions; emergency skills; and concussion management are briefly introduced and simply explained in easy-to read captions. Children experience a respectful and realistic view of the importance of athletic trainers in keeping active children and adults stay healthy at work and at play. The book can be read alone by older readers or in a story time group to younger readers.
The authors are mother and son. Marsha Grant-Ford, ATC, PhD, has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for 40 years. She is a practicing clinician in a variety of practice setting and is a college professor in an accredited athletic training education program. Jonathan Ford brings a unique perspective having been raised by two athletic trainer parents. He is now a senior in high school and has been comfortable in a variety of practice setting throughout his life. He is ecstatic to contribute to a body of work that definitively explains what his parents do.