Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all physical agents includes the benefits, correct applications, and issues related to thermal agents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, ultrasound, electrical currents, and electromagnetic radiation.
  • Clinical case studies help sharpen your decision-making skills regarding important treatment choices and effective applications.
  • Up-to-date, evidence-based practices ensure you are using the best approach supported by research.
  • Contraindications and Precautions boxes explain the safe use and application of physical agents with up-to-date warnings for optimum care paths.
  • Clinical Pearl boxes emphasize the tips and tricks of patient practice.
  • Application techniques in step-by-step, illustrated resource boxes help you provide safe and effective treatments.

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

Details

No. of pages:
455
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455728480
Electronic ISBN:
9781455775262