Physical Agents in Rehabilitation

From Research to Practice

By

  • Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, OCS, Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Neurology; Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR

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.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4820-4


Table of Contents

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