Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist / Edition 2

Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist / Edition 2

by Alfred G. Bracciano, A. Bracciano
     
 

The successful Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist has been updated and revised into a comprehensive Second Edition that logically provides a foundation for understanding the bio-physiological effects of physical agents and their impact on an individual’s occupational performance and

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Overview

The successful Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist has been updated and revised into a comprehensive Second Edition that logically provides a foundation for understanding the bio-physiological effects of physical agents and their impact on an individual’s occupational performance and functioning.

Recognized as an expert in physical agent modalities, Dr. Alfred Bracciano clearly and effectively explains difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand format and presents information that can be readily applied in the clinical setting.

Physical Agent Modalities, Second Edition provides the occupational therapist and student with a user-friendly and organized reference on the application of physical agent modalities, commonly used by occupational therapists, as well as emerging technologies and interventions such as lasers and electromyographic biofeedback.

This Second Edition outlines the application procedures for each modality, indications for their use, and the precautions and contraindications of the modality. New graphics and pictures enhance the reader’s understanding of the physical agents, while case studies facilitate clinical reasoning and provide a practical resource to safely and effectively understand and use physical agents.

New to the Second Edition:
• A chapter outlining a theoretical framework for physical agent modalities used by occupational therapists based on the AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
• Extensive coverage of the changes in state regulatory issues and guidelines impacting the use of physical agents by occupational therapists
• A discussion on the impact of the revised AOTA PAM Position Paper, NBCOT Practice Analysis, and the ACOTE requirements on the education and training of occupational therapists in physical agent modalities
• A chapter reviewing laser and light therapy, clinical applications, precautions, and indications for use

Each Chapter Contains:
• Objectives
• Glossary of Key Terms
• Case Studies
• References

With a user-friendly format, updated chapters, and volumes of new information, Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist, Second Edition provides clinicians, educators, and students with a common language to facilitate the incorporation of physical agents into clinical practice grounded in evidence-based practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556426490
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
134,141
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Contributing Author
Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1: Physical Agent Modalities: A Theoretical Framework
Chapter 2: Regulatory Guidelines for the Use of Physical Agents
Chapter 3: Wound Healing
Chapter 4: Pain Theory and Perception
Chapter 5: Cryotherapy
Chapter 6: Thermotherapy: Superficial Heat Agents
Chapter 7: Therapeutic Ultrasound and Phonophoresis
Chapter 8: Principles of Electrotherapy
Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Kirk Peck, PT, PhD, CSCS
Chapter 9: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: Applications and Indications
Chapter 10: Trancutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Chapter 11: Iontophoresis
Chapter 12: Low Level Laser and Light Therapy
Appendix A: NMES Hand Rehabilitation Guide
Appendix B: NMES Parameter Overview
Appendix C: MET and CES Treatment Protocols

Index

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