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Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents by Alain Yvan Belanger
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This pocket-sized handbook provides essential information on 14 of the most common therapeutic physical agents used in rehabilitation, physical medicine, and sports therapy around the world. The pocket guide includes key steps in planning, executing, and charting a safe, effective, and evidence-based therapeutic application. In a user friendly format, this reference offers insight into the existing body of peer reviewed literature related to the practice of these agents. Chapters contain sections related to each agent: historical perspectives, biophysical characteristics, physiologic and therapeutic effects, considerations for application, indications, contraindications, and more. Lecturers - Click here to order a FREE Review Copy of this title

Table of Contents

ONE: DIRECT, PULSED AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS1. Iontophoresis2. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation3. Interferential Current4. Microcurrent5. High Voltage Pulsed Current6. Russian Current7. Diadynamic Current TWO: RADIO-WAVE AND LIGHT RADIATION8. Shortwave Diathermy9. Laser THREE: ACOUSTIC RADIATION10. Ultrasound FOUR: INFRARED RADIATION11. Cryotherapy12. Thermotherapy13. Fluidotherapy FIVE: INFRARED RADIATION AND HYDROMECHANICS14. Hydrotherapy SIX: PRACTICAL GUIDELINES15. Electrical Hazards, Safety Measures and Maintenance of Line-Powered Physical Agents16. Skin Sensory Hot and Cold Discrimination Testing17. Quantitative Phyical Agent and Skin Temperature Measurement18. Temperature Ranges of Thermal Physical Agents19. Selection and Purchase of Therapeutic Physical Agents20. Equivalency Between the US and Metric Customary Units of Measuremen
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
60 illustrations
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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