Physical Agents: Theory and Practice / Edition 2

Physical Agents: Theory and Practice / Edition 2

by Barbara J. Behrens
     
 

Drawing from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Behrens (Mercer County Community College) and Michlovitz (Temple University) explain thermal, mechanical, and electrical modalities of physical therapy within the context of specific therapeutic goals. This second edition features a more user-friendly design format, with a second color and moreSee more details below

Overview

Drawing from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Behrens (Mercer County Community College) and Michlovitz (Temple University) explain thermal, mechanical, and electrical modalities of physical therapy within the context of specific therapeutic goals. This second edition features a more user-friendly design format, with a second color and more illustrations and b&w photos. There is an increased focus on functional outcomes and documentation, and there are more case studies and patient scenarios. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900803611343
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
07/16/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
274

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Table of Contents

  1. The Concept of Adjunctive Therapies
    1. Evidence-Based Practice with Physical Agents
    2. Tissue Response to Injury
    3. Patient Responses to Therapeutic Interventions


  2. Thermal and Mechanical Agents
    1. Therapeutic Heat and Cold
    2. Therapeutic Ultrasound and Phonophoresis
    3. Aquatics and Hydrotherapy
    4. Soft Tissue Treatment Techniques: Traction
    5. Soft Tissue Management Techniques: Compression and Edema Management
    6. Soft Tissue Management Techniques: Massage
    7. Electromagnetic Radiation: Diathermy, Ultraviolet, and Laser


  3. Electrical Stimulation for Therapeutic Treatment Goals
    1. Foundations of Electrical Stimulation and Iontophoresis
    2. Electrodes and Lead Wires: Material and Care
    3. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
    4. Electrical Stimulation for Tissue Repair
    5. Pain Management with Electrical Stimulation
    6. Interferential Current Therapy in Clinical Practice


  4. Comprehensive Approach to Treatment
    1. Integration of Physical Agents: Clinical Decision Making



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