Physical Agents in Rehabilitation
Physical Agents in Rehabilitation,
Edition 5 An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice
By Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, OCS

Publication Date : 28 Nov 2017

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Description

With straightforward, in-depth coverage of the use of physical agents to improve patient outcomes, Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice, 5th Edition reflects how physical agents and modalities are being taught in the classroom. This new edition brings the ideal balance of evidence and practical instruction to the teaching and practice of physical agents in rehabilitation. Comprehensive coverage of all physical agents includes the mechanisms, clinical effects, and application techniques for thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, electromagnetic radiation, hydrotherapy, traction, and compression. Plus, each chapter includes a scientific rationale and step-by-step instructions in the use of the agent(s), as well as up-to-date research support and new Find the Evidence tables. The new edition is supported with electronic ancillaries including review questions for students, PowerPoints®, and links to all references on Medline.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all physical agents includes the mechanisms, clinical effects, and application techniques for thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, electromagnetic radiation, hydrotherapy, traction, and compression.
  • Find the Evidence tables guide the reader in finding up-to-date, patient-specific evidence using the PICO framework.
  • UNIQUE Step-by-step illustrated application techniques boxes guide you in reproducing effective treatment options.
  • Electronic ancillaries
  • Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound & Laser Light Handbook helps you to understand the material and can be printed out for quick reference to use in the clinical setting.

New Features

  • NEW! Chapter on biofeedback complements the coverage of powered devices used in rehabilitation.
  • UNIQUE! New Find the Evidence tables guide the reader in finding up-to-date, patient-specific evidence using the PICO framework.
About the author
By Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, OCS, Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Neurology; Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR
Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Physical Agents
1. The Physiology of Physical Agents
2. Physical Agents in Clinical Practice

Part II: Pathology and Patient Problems
3.  Inflammation and Tissue Repair
4.  Pain and Pain Management
5.  Tone Abnormalities
6.  Motion Restrictions

Part III: Thermal Agents
7.  Introduction to Thermal Agents
8.  Superficial Cold and Heat
9.  Ultrasound
10.  Diathermy

Part: IV: Electrical Currents
11. Introduction to Electrotherapy
12. Electrical Currents for Muscle Contraction
13. Electrical Currents for Pain Control
14. Electrical Currents for Soft Tissue Healing
15. Electromyographic (EMG) Biofeedback

Part V: Electromagnetic Agents
16. Lasers and Light
17. Ultraviolet Therapy

Part VI: Mechanical Agents
18. Hydrotherapy
19. Traction
20. Compression

Book details
ISBN: 9780323445672
Page Count: 452
Illustrations: Approx. 500 illustrations (500 in full color)
Retail Price: £55.99