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I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my Developmental Editor, Gary O’Brien who, as always, has provided invaluable guidance throughout the development of this edition. In truth, Gary should share authorship with me on this project. Through his efforts he has demonstrated ownership and a personal investment in making this text the best it can be. His input, patience with me, and dedication to this project has been indispensable and I truly respect his opinions and direction on all of our projects. I would be hard pressed to complete any of our projects without his help.

For this revision, instead of having a reviewer take on the daunting and time-consuming task of reviewing all 29 chapters of this 1,000+ page text, I identified specific individuals who have distinguished themselves as content experts to review a specific chapter or, in some cases, chapters related to their area of expertise. These reviewers have provided critical, constructive, detailed comments and suggestions relative to the existing content in each chapter based on the most current and best available evidence in the professional literature. They have also offered suggestions for specific updates or additions that needed to be made and identified material that was no longer supported by the available evidence.

I cannot thank them enough for being part of this revision process. I sincerely appreciate their interest and commitment in helping to continue the legacy of this book as an important resource in the education of our students.

Bruce Baldwin, OD, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joel Beam EdD, ATC

University of North Florida

Helen Binkley, PhD, ATC

Middle Tennessee State University

Damien Clement, PhD, ATC

West Virginia University

Lindsay Distefano, PhD, ATC

University of Connecticut

Doug Halverson, MA, ATC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC, PT

Towson University

Kim Jones, MD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lisa Jutte, PhD, ATC

Xavier University

Kristin Kuchera, PhD, ATC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

James “Mick” Lynch, MD

Florida Southern University

Jill Manners, EdD, ATC

Western Carolina University

Janis Matson, MA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC

Ithaca College

Johna Mihalik, PhD, ATC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jennifer O’Donoghue, PhD, ATC

North Carolina State University

Barbara Osborne, JD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sakiko Oyama, PhD, ATC

University of Texas San Antonio

Jody Padua, OT

Occupational Therapy Consultant-Chapel Hill

Kathryn Pietrosimone, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eric Rivera, DDS

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD

Nutrition Consultant- Atlanta Georgia

Amy Sauls, PharmD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jason Scibek, PhD, ATC

Duquesne University

Jay Scifers, DsPT, ATC, PT

Moravian College

Carrie Shearer, MS, PT, ATC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Erik Swartz, PhD, ATC

University of New Hampshire

Tim Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

University of Kentucky

Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gary Wilkerson, PhD, ATC

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Steve Zinder, PhD, ATC

University of South Florida

Finally, I want to thank my wife, Tena, and our sons, Brian and Zach, for their enduring support and encouragement. They constantly help me to keep my perspective on both my professional and personal life.

William E. Prentice

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