Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries / Edition 3

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Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries, Third Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of evidence-based therapies for athletic injury rehabilitation. Part of Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series, the updated third edition presents the most current research regarding therapeutic modalities for athletic injuries and improves on previous editions through the alignment of the text's content with the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Athletic Training Educational Competencies. The result is a valuable resource for students preparing for NATA certification.

Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries, Third Edition, assists students and professionals in understanding the theoretical basis for and safe use of each modality. Readers will also find the text helpful in their research of the clinical literature to determine the effectiveness of each modality. In addition to explaining how to apply each therapy, this text addresses why and when each modality would prove safe and effective, providing readers with information for improved decision making regarding the utility of each modality in the injury management continuum.

Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries offers balanced coverage of the uses and abuses of modality treatments, allowing readers to evaluate and apply the most effective modalities for specific injuries. The third edition begins with a discussion of the physical and psychological aspects of injury and rehabilitiation, persistent and chronic pain and pain relief, and the impact of injury and pain on neuromuscular control. Following that is a presentation of evidence-based application of therapeutic modalities, including cryotherapy and superficial heat, electrotherapy, ultrasound, diathermy, electromagnetic fields, low-level laser therapy, and manual therapies. Suggested treatment plans for acute musculoskeletal injuries, clinical applications for neuromuscular control and biofeedback, and clinical management of persistent pain conclude the text.

Though specific treatment for individual problems is not prescribed, reference is made to specific guidelines, summary articles, and research articles for further study. In this way, the text encourages students and professionals to seek additional research in order to construct optimal treatment strategies and to support the clinical decisions they make.

Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries, Third Edition, offers a variety of learning aids to help students understand, apply, and review the content, including chapter objectives, practical scenarios, key points, key terms, sidebars, review questions, and references. To reinforce practical scenarios, summary boxes throughout the text provide at-a-glance highlights of how treatments are used. Instructors will find time-saving supplemental materials, including a fully updated instructor guide, test bank, and image bank.

Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series contains six textbooks, each with its own supporting instructional resources. Featuring the work of respected athletic training authorities, the series parallels and expounds on the content areas established by the NATA Education Council.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Robb Duncanson, MEd, ATC, CSCS (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: One of six titles in the Athletic Training Education Series, this is the third edition of a book on therapeutic modalities used for injuries. This series serves to educate athletic training students and act as a reference for seasoned clinicians. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: This well-thought-out book provides a basis of knowledge in athletic training that entry level clinicians should master.
Audience: According to the authors, the target audience includes both athletic training students and seasoned clinicians, and it will serve both groups well. It will challenge athletic training students with its evidence-based standpoint.
Features: The book covers a wide range of therapeutic modalities used in the athletic training setting and provides a well-rounded discussion of the body's response to injury that will help in understanding the modalities. The authors present the material in an evidence-based manner, a wonderful way to educate athletic training students. Perhaps where the authors could improve the book in future revisions is with a greater number of more current references. Another challenge that the authors face in this area is to stay up to date with current modalities that hit the market.
Assessment: This is a worthwhile book to include in athletic training education programs, particularly with its evidence-based approach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736078917
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 360,118
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig R. Denegar, PhD, ATC, PT, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and director of the doctor of physical therapy program at the University of Connecticut. He has more than 30 years of experience as an athletic trainer and extensive clinical practice experience related to persistent orthopedic pain. Denegar is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and is the former vice chair of free communications on the NATA Research and Education Foundation: Research Committee. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and in 2003 was the recipient of the William G. Clancy Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research. In 2004, he received the Distinguished Merit Award from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society.

Currently, Denegar serves as the senior associate editor and on the editorial board of the Journal of Athletic Training. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.

In his spare time, Denegar enjoys playing soccer, cycling, and studying the history of the American West. He and his wife, Susan, live in Mansfield Center, Connecticut.

Susan Foreman Saliba, PhD, ATC, PT, is an assistant professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and has taught therapeutic modalities annually during that time. Susan is a member of both the NATA and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has served on the NATA's Educational Executive Committee and the Free Communications Committee of the NATA Research and Education Foundation. She is currently conducting research on clinical application of therapeutic modalities.

Ethan Saliba, PhD, ATC, PT, has been teaching therapeutic modalities at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville for over 25 years. He is the head athletic trainer and associate athletics director for sports medicine, and he oversees 25 varsity sports. Saliba is a certified athletic trainer, licensed physical therapist, and sport-certified specialist who has written extensively on various aspects of athletic injuries and rehabilitation. Saliba was honored as the NATA Head Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2007.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Contemporary Use of Therapeutic Modalities

Chapter 2 Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation

Chapter 3 Tissue Injury, Inflammation, and Repair

Chapter 4 Pain and Pain Relief

Chapter 5 Persistent Pain and Chronic Pain

Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Application of Therapeutic Modalities

Chapter 8 Cold and Superficial Heat

Chapter 10 Clinical Uses of Electrical Stimulation

Chapter 14 Treatment Plans for Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries

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