Popular Athletic Training App Now Updated to Include Massive, Affordable Video Library

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Many athletic training students will now have an advantage transitioning from the classroom environment to assisting patients of their own with many of the new features built in to the new release of Athletic Trainer Plus, the new professional clinical tool developed by noted textbook author William Prentice, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA, together with co-authors and experienced athletic training educators Amanda Andrews Benson, PhD, ATC, LAT and Linda Stark Bobo, PhD, LAT.

A sample screen of the AT+ video library.

Four comprehensive modules are available for $19.99 each. You can buy a la carte and get the only the videos you need or buy the full catalog for a discounted price of $64.99.

Our hope is that athletic training clinicians can use AT+ to design and deliver comprehensive, visual, therapeutic exercise programs that can enhance the care they are providing for their patients.

Athletic Trainer Plus is an app available for iPad that lets Athletic Trainers build “playlists” of professionally produced how-to exercise videos, and then email patients a link to view their own prescribed exercises for a fully customized, multimedia approach to patient education. This means that in addition to reviewing written instructions and/or static illustrations, patients can now watch video demonstrations of exactly what they were taught to do during the rehabilitation session. The videos simply open and play for the patient in any Internet browser from any computer – there is nothing for the patient to download, purchase or install.

One of the major updates in this release is the ability for students to operate the app in Education Mode. In this mode, instructors can assign case study scenarios to students as a learning activity and require students to turn in rehabilitation plans and associated video playlists for a grade.

Arguably, the most valuable component of the new release to both students and clinicians is the huge inventory of video content available as four separate in-app purchases grouped by topic, or at a bundled discount. Other new features include refined search and sorting capabilities, easier browsing, the ability to drag and drop to reorder videos, and functionality that lets users copy and create duplicate playlists.

Author William Prentice points out, "Our hope is that athletic training clinicians can use AT+ to design and deliver comprehensive, visual, therapeutic exercise programs that can enhance the care they are providing for their patients.” Co-author Linda Bobo adds, “Educators can use AT+ as an interactive multimedia resource for both classroom and clinical learning while guiding their students from theory to application. Students can use AT+ as a visually stimulating learning tool and practical approach to designing rehabilitation and treatment plans."

This latest release of Athletic Trainer Plus will be on display at the upcoming annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) meeting, June 24-27, where it will also be featured in the session, “Got App: Top Technology Applications for Improving Productivity and Athlete Care.”

Learn more about details about the product and its capabilities, including screen shots, at the iPad app store.

About the Authors

Bill Prentice, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA is a well-known author, educator, and experienced clinician. He has been a Professor and Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for more than 30 years.

Amanda Andrews Benson, PhD, ATC, LAT is the Department Chair and Program Director for Athletic Training Education at Troy University. She has maintained active involvement within AT education as a member of the CAATE review team and volunteers through the USOC.

Linda Stark Bobo, PhD, ATC, LAT is the ELM Program Director at Stephen F. Austin State University. She continues to be an active volunteer with the medical team for USA Tae Kwon Do and the CAATE as a Site Visitor.

About Van Brien & Associates

With over three decades’ experience in textbook and content development for a wide range of health care professions, Van Brien brings today’s technology to the practice setting to help educators and practitioners gain new insights and speed patients toward better outcomes.

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For information, please contact:
Gary O’Brien
Van Brien & Associates
Phone: 636-352-4913

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