This popular textbook comprehensively covers the use of electrotherapy in clinical practice and includes the theory which underpins that practice. Over recent years the range of therapeutic agents involved and the scope for their use have greatly increased and the new edition includes and evaluates the latest evidence and most recent developments in this fast-growing field.
Tim Watson is joined by co-editor Ethne Nussbaum and both bring years of clinical, research and teaching experience to the new edition, with a host of new contributors, all leaders in their specialty.
A. Introduction and General Issues: 1. Introduction, General Concepts and Clinical Decision Making. B. Physical and Physiological Principles: 2. Physical Principles; 3. Physiological Principles; 4. Principles of Electrical Stimulation. C. Thermal Modalities: 5. Thermal and Non Thermal/Microthermal Effects; 6. Superficial and Conduction Heating; 7. Deep Heating; 8. Cryotherapy. D. Non Thermal/Microthermal Modalities: 9. Ultrasound; 10. Laser and Associated Light Therapies; 11. Ultra Violet Based Therapy; 12. Magnetic, Pulsed Magnetic, PEMF; 13. Shockwave; 14. Vibration. E. Electrical Stimulation: 15. TENS; 16. NMES; 17. FES; 18. Sinusoidal; 19. E Stim Wounds. F. Diagnostic and Imaging: 20. Electrodiagnosis; 21. Ultrasound Imaging. G. Contraindications: 22. Contraindications, Precautions, Dangers