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

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

by Barbara J. Behrens, Susan L. Michlovitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803601115

ISBN-13: 9780803601116

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803601116
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.54(h) x 1.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Concept of Adjunctive Therapies
1. From Injury to Repair: Pain and Inflammation
2. Integration of Physical Agents into Therapeutic Treatment Approaches: Observable Responses

Part 2: Thermal and Mechanical Agents
3. Heat and Cold Modalities
4. Therapeutic Ultrasound
5. Therapeutic Use of Light: Ultraviolet and Cold Laser
6. Hydrotherapy: Whirlpools to Aquatic Pools
7. Passive Motion Devices for Soft Tissue Management: Traction
8. Passive Motion Devices for Soft Tissue Management: Continuous Passive Motion
9. Edema Management: Intermittent Compression as a Therapeutic Modality

Part 3: Electrical Stimulation
10. Foundations for Electrical Stimulation
11. Physiologic Basis of Electrical Stimulation
12. Neuromuscular Applications for Electrical Stimulation
13. Tissue Healing with Electrical Stimulation: Wound Care and Iontophoresis
14. Pain Management with Electrical Stimulation
15. Electrical Stimulation Devices and Equipment
16. Electrodes: Materials, Care, and Placement Sites for the Accomplishment of Therapeutic Treatment Goals

Part 4: Comprehensive Approach to Treatment
17. Modality Integration for the Accomplishment of Therapeutic Treatment Goals
Index

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