Key Features

  • Up to date research detailing the evidence both supportive and deprecatory for the use of each modality
  • Written by experts from biophysics and the clinical domains
  • Comprehensive and well referenced
  • Clear and well chosen illustrations elucidate the text
  • Text boxes and summary sections help to break down what is sometimes a complex subject into manageable and memorable chunks
  • Contraindications and risks have been updated in light of the most recent research
  • Three books for the price of one - the website (http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780750688437) contains the entire texts of 'Physical Principles Explained' by Low and Reed, and 'Biophysical Bases of Electrotherapy' by Ward. The text directs readers to the website for further reading at relevant points.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Background Biophysics And Physiology
3. Electrical Stimulation - Currents And Parameters
4. Effects Of Electrical Stimulation
5. Motor Electrical Stimulation
6. Sensory Stimulation And Other Uses
7. Risk Management
8. Biofeedback
9. Ultrasound
10. Heat And Cold
11. Therapeutic Conduction Heating
12. Cold Therapy
13. Electromagnetic Fields: Shortwave
14. Electromagnetic Radiation
15. Microwave Diathermy
16. Infrared And Visible Radiation
17. Ultraviolet Radiation
Appendix

Details

No. of pages:
568
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780702037757
Print ISBN:
9780750688437

About the authors

Val Robertson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia

Alex Ward

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Physiology and Anatomy; La Trobe University, Australia

John Low

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Acting Principal, School of Physiotherapy, Guy's Hospital, London, UK

Ann Reed

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Senior lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of East London, UK