Electrotherapy Evidence-Based Practice

ISBN-10: 0443101795
ISBN-13: 9780443101793
Edition: 12th 2008
Authors: Tim Watson
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List price: $82.95
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

With a new editor at the helm, ELECTROTHERAPY: Evidence-Based Practice (formerly Claytons Electrotherapy) is back in its 12th edition, continuing to uphold the standard of clinical research and evidence base for which it has become renowned. 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. 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

Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introduction and scientific concepts
Introduction: current concepts and clinical decision making in electrotherapy
Electrophysical and thermal principles
Electrical properties of tissues
Tissue repair
Sensory and motor nerve activation
Physiology of pain
Thermal effects
Low-energy treatments: non-thermal or microthermal?
Thermal and non-thermal modalities
Heat and cold application
Pulsed and continuous shortwave therapy
Low-intensity laser therapy
Therapeutic ultrasound
Electrical stimulation modalities
Introduction to low-frequency currents
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation: nerve-muscle interaction
Neuromuscular and muscular electrical stimulation
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Interferential current
Functional electrical stimulation
Electrical stimulation for enhanced wound healing
Ultrasound imaging
Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
Contraindications, dangers and precautions
Guidance for the clinical use of electrophysical agents 2006
Index

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