Experiments and Demonstrations in Physical Therapy

Experiments and Demonstrations in Physical Therapy : An Inquiry Approach to Learning

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For courses in Research Design and Therapeutic Exercise offered by Physical Therapy Departments. This practical, hands-on manual is designed to transition aspiring physical therapists from "technical problem solvers" to "reflective practitioners" while encouraging professional therapists to continue their education and advanced their profession through research. Its broader goal is to incorporate scientific inquiry into factual learning and to support the scientific basis for physical therapy procedures and facilitate research.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 210.8 x 275.3 x 10.9mm | 403.7g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130956864
  • 9780130956866

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. II. BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES. III. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN PRINCIPLES. Exercise 1. Correlation Studies. Exercise 2. Reliability of Physical Therapy Procedures. Exercise 3. Single Case Studies. IV. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: MODALITIES. Exercise 4. Physiological Responses to Therapeutic Heat. Exercise 5. Physiological Responses to Indirect Heat. Exercise 6. Physiological Responses to Cryotherapy. Exercise 7. Experiments and Demonstrations of Electrotherapy. Exercise 8. Massage, Movement, Ice, Compression, and Elevation; How do They Work? V. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE. Exercise 9. Integrating Cardiovascular Principles with Physical Therapy Procedures and Modalities. Exercise 10. Analysis and Comparison of Rate Pressure Product, METS, and Oxygen Consumption for Exercise Prescription. Exercise 11. Calculation of Maximal Muscle Tension at Different Joint Angles During Isometric, Isotonic, and Isokinetic Contractions. Exercise 12. An Electromyographics Analysis of Isometric, Isotonic, and Isokinetic Contractions. Literature Cited.
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