Physical Agents: Theory and Practice for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 1

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Overview

Physical agents include the use of heat, cold, water, electricity, light, and mechanical devices for the rehabilitation of physical dysfunction and movement disorders. This text is targeted toward students preparing to work in the field of rehabilitation and clinicians who use these agents as an adjunct to their practice. The book is written at a level for undergraduate education and for the student who has not had a thorough foundation in general physics or physiology. The book has sections devoted to principles for practice, to application of physical agents, and to decision-making paradigm.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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A text for prospective physical and occupational therapist assistants, covering the use of heat, cold, water, electricity, light, and mechanical devices for the rehabilitation of physical dysfunction and movement disorders. Covers principles for practice, the application of physical agents, and the decision-making paradigm, with chapter objectives, summaries, and questions. Assumes no foundation in general physics or physiology. Includes b&w photos and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803601116
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.54 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 From Injury to Repair: Pain and Inflammation 3
Ch. 2 Integration of Physical Agents Into Therapeutic Treatment Approaches: Observable Responses 28
Ch. 3 Heat and Cold Modalities 51
Ch. 4 Therapeutic Ultrasound 81
Ch. 5 Therapeutic Use of Light: Ultraviolet and Cold Laser 118
Ch. 6 Hydrotherapy: Whirlpools to Aquatic Pools 135
Ch. 7 Passive Motion Devices for Soft Tissue Management: Traction 159
Ch. 8 Passive Motion Devices for Soft Tissue Management: Continuous Passive Motion 184
Ch. 9 Edema Management: Intermittent Compression as a Therapeutic Modality 199
Ch. 10 Foundations for Electrical Stimulation 225
Ch. 11 Physiologic Basis of Electrical Stimulation 263
Ch. 12 Neuromuscular Applications for Electrical Stimulation 282
Ch. 13 Tissue Healing With Electrical Stimulation: Wound Care and Iontophoresis 306
Ch. 14 Pain Management With Electrical Stimulation 329
Ch. 15 Electrical Stimulation Devices and Equipment 346
Ch. 16 Electrodes: Materials, Care, and Placement Sites for the Accomplishment of Therapeutic Treatment Goals 366
Ch. 17 Modality Integration for the Accomplishment of Therapeutic Treatment Goals 409
Index 427
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