With the latest research to support treatment choices, PHYSICAL AGENTS IN REHABILITATION, 3rd Edition explains how, when, and why to apply physical agents in rehabilitation care. This valuable resource includes information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, lasers, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation. Detailed explanations of how to integrate physical agents into your patients’ overall rehabilitation plans make applying content easier, and useful information for providing answers to patients’ questions make this book an excellent resource for patient education.
Comprehensive discussion of the basis for and research on all physical agents generally used by rehabilitation clinicians.
Contraindication and precaution boxes for every physical agent highlight vital information for safely applying treatments.
Application technique boxes in each chapter provide helpful tips and guidelines for effective treatment.
Clinical case studies sharpen your decision-making skills and are presented in each chapter and on the Evolve website searchable by physical agent or by Preferred Practice Patterns from the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, 2nd Edition.
Handy, quick-reference page on the inside back cover provides commonly-used abbreviations and acronyms, and commonly-used units of measure.
Evolve companion website provides additional study tools to reinforce concepts from the text.
Electronic versions of the application techniques, glossaries, and Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Laser Light Handbook offer customizable quick-reference study guides.
"This book will be helpful to students and clinicians in looking up useful information quickly and easily; and will therefore assist the process of making clinical decisions based on grounded rationale and evidence." Gladys Cheing, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, November 2008, Vol 15, No 11
Full-color design presents photos and illustrations in vivid detail.
Clinical Pearls highlight and emphasize important content.
Glossaries for every chapter introduce and explain new terms to make learning and understanding easier.
Updated Study Questions provide an opportunity to test your knowledge of content from the book with boards-style study questions.
By Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, OCS, Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Neurology, Portland, OR
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