12th Edition

evidence-based practice


  • Tim Watson
    • Electronic ISBN 9780702039836

    Key Features

    • Evidence, evidence, evidence!
    • Contributions from field leaders
    • New clinical reasoning model to inform decision making
    • All chapters completely revised
    • New layout, breaking up what is sometimes a difficult subject into manageable chunks
    • Part of the Physiotherapy Essentials series - core textbooks for both students and lecturers
    • Online image bank now available! Log on to http://evolve.elsevier.com/Watson/electrotherapy and type in your unique pincode for access to over 170 downloadable images

    Table of Contents

    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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    Churchill Livingstone
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