Britton W. Brewer, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Springfield College, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate classes and conducted research on psychological aspects of sport injury since 1991. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a certified consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. He has edited four books on sport psychology, authored or coauthored more than 100 articles in refereed journals (approximately 40 percent of which are on topics related to the psychology of sport injury), and authored or coauthored 28 book chapters (more than half of which are on topics related to the psychology of sport injury). He has been awarded more than $1,000,000 in grant funding from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for his research on psychological aspects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and has received research awards from Divisions 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) and 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Charles J. Redmond, MS, MEd, ATC, LAT, PT, is professor emeritus of exercise science and sport studies and retired dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Springfield College, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1969. He has extensive clinical, teaching, and administrative experience in athletic training and has served in multiple leadership positions in the National Athletic Trainers' Association. He received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the NATA in 1994 and was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 2004. He has also been inducted into the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts Hall of Fame and the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame. He served on the editorial advisory board of Athletic Therapy Today from 1995 to 2005, during which he was theme editor for issues such as eating and exercise disorders, psychosocial factors and athletic therapy, and advances in the management of patellofemoral pain. He has given presentations and conducted workshops on a variety of topics in sport health care, including the psychology of sport injury.
This text clearly fills a need. As injury management has become more evidence-based from a physical standpoint, more information to address the psychological aspects of injury are needed to complement this approach. --Kent Scriber, EdD, ATC, PT, FNATA-- Ithaca College