Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents / Edition 1

Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents / Edition 1

by Alain Yvan Belanger
     
 

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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Overview

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:
9780781721080
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

ONE: DIRECT, PULSED AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS

1. Iontophoresis

2. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

3. Interferential Current

4. Microcurrent

5. High Voltage Pulsed Current

6. Russian Current

7. Diadynamic Current

TWO: RADIO-WAVE AND LIGHT RADIATION

8. Shortwave Diathermy

9. Laser

THREE: ACOUSTIC RADIATION

10. Ultrasound

FOUR: INFRARED RADIATION

11. Cryotherapy

12. Thermotherapy

13. Fluidotherapy

FIVE: INFRARED RADIATION AND HYDROMECHANICS

14. Hydrotherapy

SIX: PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

15. Electrical Hazards, Safety Measures and Maintenance of Line-Powered Physical Agents

16. Skin Sensory Hot and Cold Discrimination Testing

17. Quantitative Phyical Agent and Skin Temperature Measurement

18. Temperature Ranges of Thermal Physical Agents

19. Selection and Purchase of Therapeutic Physical Agents

20. Equivalency Between the US and Metric Customary Units of Measurement

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