Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents / Edition 1

Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents / Edition 1

by Alain Yvan Belanger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781721083

ISBN-13: 2900781721089

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This pocket-sized handbook provides essential information on 14 of the most common therapeutic physical agents used in rehabilitation, physical medicine, and sports therapy around the world. The pocket guide includes key steps in planning, executing, and charting a safe, effective, and evidence-based therapeutic application. In a user-friendly format, this

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This pocket-sized handbook provides essential information on 14 of the most common therapeutic physical agents used in rehabilitation, physical medicine, and sports therapy around the world. The pocket guide includes key steps in planning, executing, and charting a safe, effective, and evidence-based therapeutic application. In a user-friendly format, this reference offers insight into the existing body of human peer-reviewed literature related to the practice of these agents. Chapters contain sections related to each agent: historical perspectives, biophysical characteristics, physiologic and therapeutic effects, considerations for application, indications, contraindications, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900781721089
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Direct, Pulsed and Alternating Currents1
1Iontophoresis1
2Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation26
3Interferential Current66
4Microcurrent91
5High-Voltage Pulsed Current108
6Russian Current123
7Diadynamic Current148
Pt. 2Radiowave and Light Radiation161
8Shortwave Diathermy161
9Laser191
Pt. 3Acoustic Radiation223
10Ultrasound223
Pt. 4Infrared Radiation263
11Cryotherapy263
12Thermotherapy299
13Fluidotherapy322
Pt. 5Infrared Radiation and Hydromechanics335
14Hydrotherapy335
Pt. 6Practical Guidelines375
15Electrical Hazards, Safety Measures, and Maintenance of Line-Powered Devices375
16Skin Sensory Heat and Cold Discrimination Testing383
17Quantitative Physical Agent and Skin Temperature Measurement386
18Temperature Ranges of Thermal Physical Agents390
19Selection and Purchase of Therapeutic Physical Agents392
20Equivalency Between the Metric and U.S. Customary System of Measurement395
Illustrated Glossary of Electrotherapeutic Terminology399
App. ATemperature Equivalency Table423
App. BQuick Reference to Therapeutic Physical Agents427
Index431

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