Mel’s suggested reading, courses and textbooks for Trainers, Therapist & Clinicians (LMT, ATC, DC, DPT).

Mel’s suggested reading, courses and textbooks for Trainers, Therapist & Clinicians (LMT, ATC, DC, DPT).

 Below are lists of materials to start building your library, some of the materials you may already own. 

Sports Medicine and Clinical Books

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, DeLee, Drez and Miller (2 volume set) 2nd ED; Saunder2003; ISBN-10: 0-7216-8845-4; ISBN-13: 9780721688459; Price Range: $263 - $395

  • Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods, Warren Hammer

  • 3rd ED 2007; Jones and Bartlett; ISBN-10: 763733105; ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-3310-0; Price Range: $102 - $168

  • Conservative Management of Sports Injuries; Hyde and Gengenbach, 2nd ED 2007; Jones and Bartlett; ISBN-10:763732524; ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-3252-3; Price Range: $58 - $158

  • Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation and Intervention; Mark Dutton 2nd ED 2008 w/DVD; McGraw-Hill; ISBN-10:71474013; ISBN-13: 978-0-07-147401-6; Price Range: $63 - $84

  • Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, 3rd ED, Yochum T, Rowe, L; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005 (2 volume set); ISBN-10: 0-7817-3946-2; ISBN-13: 9780781739467; Price Range: $183 - $385

Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry Books

  • Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance, 5th ED 2001 Lippincott,Williams and Wilkins; ISBN-10: 0-7817-2544-5; ISBN-13: 9780781725446; Price Range: $15 - $81

  • Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Baechele TR and Earle 3rd ED, 2008 NSCA (Human Kinetics); ISBN-10: 736058036; ISBN-13: 9780736058032; Price Range: $10 - $79

  • Brady Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Mistovich and Karren, 8th ED 2008 Pearson, Prentice Hall; ISBN-10:131741438; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-174143-0; Price Range: $45 - $85

  • ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Kaminsky 6th ED 2006 Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins; ISBN-10: 078176906X; ISBN-13: 978-0781769068; Price Range: $55 -$68

  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Weinberg and Gould, 4th ED, Human Kinetics; ISBN-10:736064672; ISBN-13: 978-0-7360-6467-5; Price Range: $50 - $ 97

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine (ATC,DPT, LMT, DC)

  • Physical Agents in Rehabilitation 3rd Ed, Michelle H. Cameron, Saunders / Elsevier 2009;ISBN-10: 1-4160-3257-1; ISBN-13: 9781416032571; Price Range: $40 - $60

  • Athletic Taping and Bracing 2nd ED, David Perrin; Human Kinetics 2005; ISBN-10: 0-7360-4811-1; ISBN-13: 978-0-7360-4811-8; Price Range: $28 - $52

  • Sports Injury: Prevention and Rehabilitation, Shamus and Shamus, 2001 McGraw-Hill; ISBN-10: 00-7-135475-1; ISBN-13: 9780071354752; Price Range: $46 - $112

  • Sport Notes, Field and Clinical Examination Guide by Dawn Gulick 2008;ISBN-13:9780803618756; Price Range: $27

  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers OR American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation: Dry Needling Techniques, 1e


  • Strength and Conditioning, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Human Kinetics; Price: $120/year (Best way to stay current with other sports professionals).

  • Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Kraemer WJ Editor, Human Kinetics Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, Williams & Wilkins; Price: $220/year

  • Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, National University of Health Sciences, Elsevier


  • ACSM Position Papers; on

  • Revised Concussion Parameters, American Academy of Neurology, March 1997

  • Emergency Removal of Football Helmets. Patel MN, Rund DA, The Physician and Sport medicine. Vol. 22(9); 57-59, 1994

  • Position Paper on Prepubescent Strength Training, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1995

Sports Nutrition, Biochemistry & Clinical Nutrition

  • For sports nutrition enthusiast, I recommend the ISSN: International Society of Sports Nutrition.

  • The CISSN certification is highly respected and credible. In addition, we need more sports Nutritionist speaking at ISSN and NSCA conferences. The Official Textbook for the CISSN (Advanced Cert. requires B.S.) and SNS (entry level).

    • Editors: Antonio, J.; Kalman, D.; Stout, J.R.; Greenwood, M.; Willoughby, D.; Haff, G.G.(Eds.) 2008, Approx. 875 p. 123 illus. With CD-ROM., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58829-611-5


More Books

  • Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition

  • Kinesio Taping for Lymphoedema and Chronic Swelling -Kinesio Taping Manual

  • Clinical Therapeutic Application Kinesio® Taping Manual

  • Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's Manual

  • Illustrated Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 3e (Book & DVD)

  • Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body: The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy, 1e by Robert Schleip PhD MA (Paperback)

  • Low Back Disorders, Second Edition

  • Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy,2e

  • NeuroKinetic Therapy: An Innovative Approach to Manual Muscle Testing

  • Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain: Includes a Bonus Primal Anatomy CD-ROM (Kendall, Muscles)

  • Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines, 1e

  • Science and Practice of Strength Training, Second Edition

  • Advances in Functional Training: Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes

  • Athletic Body in Balance by Gray Cook (Paperback - May 5, 2003)

  • "Running Anatomy" Mr. Joseph Puleo

  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminof

  • Periodization-5th Edition: Theory and Methodology of Training (Hardcover)

  • Tudor Bompa (Author), G. Gregory Haff (Author)

  • Functional Training for Sports (Paperback)~ Michael Boyle

  • Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness: Special Book/DVD Package by Lee E. Brown and Vance A. Ferrigno (Paperback - Aug. 5, 2005)

  • 101 Agility Drills (101 Drills) by Patrick McHenry and Joel Raether (Paperback - Oct. 10, 2004) Strength

  • Ball Training-2nd Edition by Lorne Goldenberg and Peter Twist (Paperback - Nov. 15, 2006)

  • Jumping into Plyometrics-2nd Book/NTSC Package by Donald A. Chu (Hardcover - Aug. 18, 1998)

  • Sport Mechanics for Coaches - 2nd Edition by Gerald A. Carr (Paperback - Feb. 3, 2004)

  • Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training-2nd Edition (Book & DVD) by NSCA-National Strength & Conditioning Association

  • How to Teach and Coach Olympic Lifts by Tim McClellan M.S., C.S.C.S.,Kevin Dittler, and Kim McGee, M.S., C.S.C.S.

    • The Clean, Snatch and Jerk are extremely productive training tools for all athletes. The training advantages of Olympic lifts are innumerable, as their proper execution requires total body movement

  • Finally, the complete guide to Functional Movement Evaluation and Correction DVD!

  • A Complete Guide to Torso Training with Chris Doyle, University of Iowa Football Strength & Conditioning Coach '99 NSCA Big 10 "Strength Coach of the Year"

    • This is the most complete approach to developing a strong functional torso you have ever seen! A functionally strong torso is critical... more

  • Football Strength & Conditioning: Stronger, Faster, Quicker! -Chris Doyle

  • Looking to get stronger, faster, and quicker? University of Iowa Football's Coach Doyle presents the complete guide to Strength & Condi.

  • Developing a Dominating Lineman: 117 Exercises for Success! Chris Doyle

  • 52-Week Football Training by Ben T. Cook (Paperback - Aug. 10, 1999)

  • Core Performance Golf: The Revolutionary Training and Nutrition Program for Success On and Off the Course by Mark Verstegen, Pete Williams, and Tom Lehman. Paperback - Dec. 22, 2009

  • "Athletic Development: Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning"Vern Gambetta;

  • "The Great Balance and Stability Handbook" Andre Noel Potvin;

  • "Stability, Sport, and Performance Movement: Great Technique Without Injury" Joanne Elphinston;

  • "Dynamic Stretching: The Revolutionary New Warm-up Method to Improve

  • Power, Performance and Range of Motion" Mark Kovacs;

  • "Periodization Training for Sports" Tudor O. Bompa;

List created by Rammell Nwaokai, MS,CSCS, LMT, ART, PES, CES, FMT, FST, FAKTR