Physical Agent Modalities Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist

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ISBN-13: 9781556426490
Edition: 2nd 2008
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List price: $78.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

The successful "Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist" has been updated and revised into a comprehensive "Second Edition" that logically provides a foundation for understanding the bio-physiological effects of physical agents and their impact on an individual's occupational performance and functioning. Recognized as an expert in physical agent modalities, Dr. Alfred Bracciano clearly and effectively explains difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand format and presents information that can be readily applied in the clinical setting. "Physical Agent Modalities, Second Edition" provides the occupational therapist and student with a user-friendly and organized reference on the application of physical agent modalities, commonly used by occupational therapists, as well as emerging technologies and interventions such as lasers and electromyographic biofeedback. This "Second Edition" outlines the application procedures for each modality, indications for their use, and the precautions and contraindications of the modality. New graphics and pictures enhance the reader's understanding of the physical agents, while case studies facilitate clinical reasoning and provide a practical resource to safely and effectively understand and use physical agents. New to the Second Edition: - A chapter outlining a theoretical framework for physical agent modalities used by occupational therapists based on the AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework - Extensive coverage of the changes in state regulatory issues and guidelines impacting the use of physical agents by occupational therapists - A discussion on the impact of therevised AOTA PAM Position Paper, NBCOT Practice Analysis, and the ACOTE requirements on the education and training of occupational therapists in physical agent modalities - A chapter reviewing laser and light therapy, clinical applications, precautions, and indications for use Each Chapter Contains: - Objectives - Glossary of Key Terms - Case Studies - References With a user-friendly format, updated chapters, and volumes of new information, "Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist, Second Edition" provides clinicians, educators, and students with a common language to facilitate the incorporation of physical agents into clinical practice grounded in evidence-based practice.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Contributing Author
Preface to the Second Edition
Physical Agent Modalities: A Theoretical Framework
Regulatory Guidelines for the Use of Physical Agents
Wound Healing
Pain Theory and Perception
Cryotherapy
Thermotherapy: Superficial Heat Agents
Therapeutic Ultrasound and Phonophoresis
Principles of Electrotherapy
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: Applications and Indications
Trancutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Iontophoresis
Low Level Laser and Light Therapy
NMES Hand Rehabilitation Guide
NMES Parameter Overview
MET and CES Treatment Protocols
Index

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