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Physical Agents in Rehabilitation

From Research to Practice

Presenting a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research, Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice, 4th Edition is your guide to the safe, most effective use of physical agents in your rehabilitation practice. Coverage in this new edition includes the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, lasers, and electromagnetic radiation. Straightforward explanations make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients’ overall rehabilitation plans.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4820-4


  • Part One: Introduction to Physical Agents

    1. The Physiology of Physical Agents

    2. Physical Agents in Clinical Practice

    Part Two: Pathology and Patient Problems

    3. Inflammation and Tissue Repair

    4. Pain

    5. Tone Abnormalities

    6. Motion Restrictions

    Part Three: Thermal Agents

    7. Introduction to Thermal Agents

    8. Superficial Cold & Heat

    9. Ultrasound

    10. Diathermy

    Part Four: Electrical Currents

    11. Introduction to Electrical Currents

    12. Electrical Currents for Muscle Contractions

    13. Electrical Currents for Pain Control

    14. Electrical Currents for Tissue Healing

    Part Five: Electromagnetic Agents

    15. Lasers and light

    16. Ultraviolet

    Part Six: Mechanical Agents

    17. Hydrotherapy

    18. Traction

    19. Compression


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