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evidence-based practice

With a new editor at the helm, Electrotherapy: Evidence-Based Practice (formerly Clayton’s Electrotherapy) is back in its 12th edition, continuing to uphold the standard of clinical research and evidence base for which it has become renowned.

This popular textbook comprehensively covers the use of electrotherapy in clinical practice and includes the theory which underpins that practice. Over recent years the range of therapeutic agents involved and the scope for their use have greatly increased and the new edition includes and evaluates the latest evidence and most recent developments in this fast-growing field.

Tim Watson brings years of clinical, research and teaching experience to the new edition, with a host of new contributors, all leaders in their specialty.

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: February 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10179-3


  • Section 1: Introduction and scientific concepts

    1. Introduction: current concepts and clinical decision making in electrotherapy
    2. Electrophysical and thermal principles
    3. Electrical properties of tissues
    4. Tissue repair
    5. Sensory and motor nerve activation
    6. Physiology of pain
    7. Thermal effects
    8. Low-energy treatments: non-thermal or microthermal?

    Section 2: Thermal and non-thermal modalities

    9. Heat and cold application
    10. Pulsed and continuous shortwave therapy
    11. Low-intensity laser therapy
    12. Therapeutic ultrasound

    Section 3: Electrical stimulation modalities

    13. Introduction to low-frequency currents
    14. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation: nerve-muscle interaction
    15. Neuromuscular and muscular electrical stimulation
    16. Trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
    17. Interferential current
    18. Functional electrical stimulation
    19. Electrical stimulation for enchanced wound healing

    Section 4: Ultrasound imaging

    20. Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging

    Section 5: Contraindications, dangers and precautions

    21. Guidance for the clinical use of electrophysical agents 2006



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