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Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist / Edition 2

Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist / Edition 2

by Alfred G. Bracciano, A. Bracciano


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556426490
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 39,392
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA received his undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; his Master of Science in Hospital and Health Administration from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; and his Doctorate in Education from Western Michigan University. Dr. Bracciano holds an academic appointment as an Associate Professor at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; Clinical Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, New York; and Visiting Professor at Jinan University, in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Bracciano was the Founding Chair and Professor of the Occupational Therapy Program at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. Dr. Bracciano has always had an active private practice specializing in orthopedics and upper extremity injuries in addition to his academic appointments. He was inducted into the Roster of Fellows in the AOTA for his work in education and international occupational therapy. He has published and lectured extensively on physical agent modalities and orthopedic conditions throughout the United States and in China and Asia.

Dr. Bracciano serves on a number of editorial boards including American Journal of Occupational Therapy and the Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research. Dr. Bracciano also serves on a variety of medical advisory boards. Dr Bracciano has served as a content expert for the Department of Defense, and developed a series of training modules on physical agents for the US Army, Navy and Air Force occupational therapists. He coauthored the AOTA’s Position Statement on Physical Agent Modalities and has consulted for a number of state licensing and regulatory boards relative to physical agent licensing laws.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Contributing Author
Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1: Physical Agent Modalities: A Theoretical Framework
Chapter 2: Regulatory Guidelines for the Use of Physical Agents
Chapter 3: Wound Healing
Chapter 4: Pain Theory and Perception
Chapter 5: Cryotherapy
Chapter 6: Thermotherapy: Superficial Heat Agents
Chapter 7: Therapeutic Ultrasound and Phonophoresis
Chapter 8: Principles of Electrotherapy
Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Kirk Peck, PT, PhD, CSCS
Chapter 9: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: Applications and Indications
Chapter 10: Trancutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Chapter 11: Iontophoresis
Chapter 12: Low Level Laser and Light Therapy
Appendix A: NMES Hand Rehabilitation Guide
Appendix B: NMES Parameter Overview
Appendix C: MET and CES Treatment Protocols


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