Part I: Foundations of Therapeutic Modalities; Chapter 1. The Science of Therapeutic Modalities; Chapter 2. The Healing Process and Guidelines for Using Therapeutic Modalities; Chapter 3. The Role of Therapeutic Modalities in Wound Healing; Chapter 4. Managing Pain with Therapeutic Modalities; Part II: Electrical Modalities; Chapter 5. Basic Principles of Electricity; Chapter 6. Electrical Stimulating Currents; Chapter 7. Iontophoresis; Chapter 8. Biofeedback; Chapter 9. Principles of Electrophysiologic Evaluation and Testing; Part III: Thermal Modalities; Chapter 10. Shortwave and Microwave Diathermy; Chapter 11. Infrared Modalities; Chapter 12. Therapeutic Ultrasound; Part IV: Light Therapy; Chapter 13. Low-Level Laser Therapy; Chapter 14. Ultraviolet Therapy; Part V: Mechanical Modalities; Chapter 15. Spinal Traction;Chapter 16. Intermittent Compression Devices; Part VI: Other Modalities; Chapter 17. Therapeutic Massage; Chapter 18. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy; Part VII: Summary; Chapter 19. The Physiologic Effects of Therapeutic Modality Intervention on the Body Systems; Appendix A-1. Locations of the Motor Points; Appendix A-2. Units of Measure
William E. Prentice, PhD, ATC., PT
Professor, Coordinator of Sports Medicine Program
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Bill Prentice, PhD, PT, ATC has been Coordinator of the Athletic Training specialization at the University of North Carolina since 1980 and is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Dr. Prentice is recognized as an author, educator, and clinician.
He served for ten years as the Director of Sports Medicine Education for the Healthsouth Corporation, and is the author of nine textbooks and more than 75 journal articles.
He has received numerous awards, and was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association's Hall of Fame in 2004.