Electrotherapy : evidence-based practice
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 brings years of clinical, research and teaching experience to the new edition, with a host of new contributors, all leaders in their specialty.
"An essential text for any student wanting to underpin the theory behind electrotherapy. The beginning of the book is largely concerned with the principles of electrotherapy, with the latter chapters dealing with each modality individually. Contraindications are clearly highlighted for each modality, as is the evidence base for the effectiveness of the treatment." - Laura Culpan, Physiotherapy student, University of Bradford, UK
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
Part of the Physiotherapy Essentials series - core textbooks for both students and lecturers
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- Paperback | 400 pages
- 189 x 246 x 19.3mm | 961.62g
- 01 Apr 2008
- Elsevier Health Sciences
- CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
- London, United Kingdom
- 12th Revised edition
- w. 178 figs.
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04 Jan 2019
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Table of contents
Introduction: current concepts and clinical decision making in electrotherapy
Electrophysical and thermal principles
Electrical properties of tissues
Sensory and motor nerve activation
Physiology of pain
Low-energy treatments: non-thermal or microthermal?
Section 2: Thermal and non-thermal modalities
9. Heat and cold application 10. Pulsed and continuous shortwave therapy 11. Low-intensity laser therapy 12. Therapeutic ultrasound
Section 3: Electrical stimulation modalities
13. Introduction to low-frequency currents 14. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation: nerve-muscle interaction 15. Neuromuscular and muscular electrical stimulation 16. Trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) 17. Interferential current 18. Functional electrical stimulation 19. Electrical stimulation for enchanced wound healing
Section 4: Ultrasound imaging
20. Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
Section 5: Contraindications, dangers and precautions
21. Guidance for the clinical use of electrophysical agents 2006
"Coming to the subject from a non-technical background, this electrotherapy text was definitely the right one for me as it doesn't get too technical or complicated. I'd recommend this book for anyone trying to get to grips with the subject."
- Mayuri Butchart, Physiotherapy Student, King's COllege London, UK.
"In summary this textbook provides an excellent up to date, evidenced based yet clinical relevant textbook encompassing all aspects of electrotherapy theory, a must for students! Not only does this underpin practice this also is needed for written exams!!?
- Wayne Kitchener, Physiotherapy Student, King's College London, UK.