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
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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

Index

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443101793
Electronic ISBN:
9780702039836

About the editor

Tim Watson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physiotherapy, University of Hertfordshire, UK