Practical Electrotherapy: A Guide to Safe Application

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Practical Electrotherapy is the first and only book of its kind which describes how to apply common electrotherapy modalities to a patient in the clinical setting.
The student is guided through the process from start to fi nish, covering all safety issues,
contraindications and precautions.
Designed with the user in mind, this manual is an invaluable practical resource that saves students time and effort.

  • Step by step instructions accompanied by large number of photographs
  • Reference tables detailing the aims, methodology and results of research and evidence
  • Observational check list to facilitate peer review and student's performance
  • Space to record a simulated patient record and further notes
  • Spiral bound book allows for easy, lie-flat reference
  • Portable - ideal for use in the clinic and on placement

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book provides information on the main types of electrotherapy treatments in use, split into three sections, which is then subdivided into individual modalities. This makes comparing similar treatment types simple and convenient. The book is also ringbound making it easy to keep your page whilst referencing material as well as increasing the lifespan of your book. It is a great resource for both students and those in practice.

This is presented in easy to understand and concise text, incorporating bullet points, pictures and tables." 1st Year Physiotherapy Student, University of Southampton.

"John Fox and Tim Sharp’s ‘Practical electrotherapy; a guide to safe practice, is a good book to introduce students and newly qualified physiotherapists to electrotherapy or to refresh their memories when in the work place. The size and layout of the book are good. The diagrams and images are useful to relate to practical use and the text layout –Technique theory, practical application, research and comprehensive references is easy to use and evidence based." 1st Year Physiotherapy Student, Birmingham University

"Concisely contains the information that any student or junior physiotherapist would need for revision sessions or to keep as a handy reference guide whilst out on placements or rotations. Perhaps the best points are the inclusion of reflective material to guide your learning, précis of research material to back up the theory and also room for your own notes. My conclusion is that this is an excellent addition to the physiotherapy student’s library." 1st Year Physiotherapy Student, University of Brighton

"There were very useful references for all electrotherapy areas and the book is very informative. Definitely a book to buy for 1st year students on introduction to electrotherapy." 3rd Year Physiotherapy Student, Glasgow Caledonian University

"I found this book informative and descriptive it gives a true insight into electrotherapy with indications, precautions and contra-indications, which are invaluable to the new student with limited knowledge and practical application skills. During preparation for the end of 1st year vivas it became an invaluable source of reference as it helped to explore other methods of treatment when dealing with muscle and ligament injuries and how they can coincide with exercise prescription in the management of injuries." 1st Year Physiotherapy Student, UCLAN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443068553
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lecturer, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

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Table of Contents

1. Heating and Cooling.

i. Hydrocollator (Hot) Packs ii. Wax iii. Shortwave Diathermy (SWD)
iv. Ice

2. Electrical Stimulation

i. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
ii. NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
iii. Interferential Therapy (IFT)

3. Bio-stimulation of Tissue

i. Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy (PSWD)Or Pulsed Electromagnetic Energy (PEME)
ii. Ultrasound (U/S)
iii. Laser

4. Electrical Safety

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