Therapeutic Modalities / Edition 4

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The 4th Edition of the field’s premier text on therapeutic modalities reflects evidence-based practice research and technologies that are impacting professional practice today.

Step by step, you’ll build a solid foundation in the theory and science that underlie today’s best practices and then learn how to treat a wide range of orthopedic injuries.

See what reviewers and instructors have said about previous editions…

"This book is an excellent resource for students or for experienced athletic trainers, physical therapists, or medical personnel. The numerous tables and illustrations and appendixes further enhance this friendlier edition. The 'at a glance' pages give the reader a quick overview of the text for each modality. Rather than using a cookbook method, the author encourages clinicians to use their own decision-making process to apply modalities appropriately, depending on the tissue depth and type, the injury, and the goal of therapy. An easy-to-follow reference as well as a suitable textbook for students."Rose L. Smith, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH for Physical Therapy, Volume 85, No. 9, September 2005

"Therapeutic Modalities is a well-written...text that balances fundamental theory with clinical application...Covering all the essential modalities, this book can serve as an introductory text for athletic training students or as a useful clinical reference...A useful addition to the athletic trainer’s resource library."Athletic Therapy Today

"I highly recommend this text to…students of physical therapy and athletic training."—Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

"Provides a comprehensive survey of the use of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of orthopaedic injuries."Journal of Athletic Training

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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An entry-level therapeutic modalities text, offering a balance between theory and application. Coverage includes the injury response process, physiology and psychology of pain, and development and delivery of treatment protocol. Chapters detail concepts and application of thermal, electrical, ultrasound, and mechanical modalities, with information on rationale, equipment, and contraindications. Includes chapter summaries, case studies, and quizes. Includes b&w photos and reference appendices. This is a second edition of the previously titled Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803625938
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/23/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 257,175
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Injury Response and Treatment Planning
    1. The Injury Response Process
    2. The Physiology and Psychology of Pain
    3. Development and Delivery of Intervention Strategies
    4. Administrative Considerations

  2. Therapeutic Cold and Superficial Heating Agents
    1. Thermal Modalities
    2. Clinical Application of Thermal Modalities

  3. Deep-Heating Agents
    1. Therapeutic Ultrasound
    2. Clinical Application of Therapeutic Ultrasound
    3. Shortwave Diathermy
    4. Clinical Application of Shortwave Diathermy

  4. Electrical Stimulation
    1. Principles of Electrical Stimulation
    2. Electrical Stimulation Techniques
    3. Clinical Application of Electrical Agents

  5. Mechanical and Light Modalities
    1. Intermittent Compression
    2. Continuous Passive Motion
    3. Cervical and Lumbar Traction
    4. Therapeutic Massage
    5. Electromyographic Biofeedback
    6. Low-Level Laser Therapy

  1. Physical Properties Governing Therapeutic Modalities
  2. Trigger Points and Pain Patterns
  3. Medical Shorthand
  4. Trigger Points and Pain Patterns
  5. OHM'S LAW
  6. Quiz Answers
  7. Case Study Discussion
  8. Book Glossary

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