Therapeutic Modalities The Art and Science

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/20/2012
  • Publisher: LWW

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Authored by two leading researchers in the athletic training field, the Second Edition of Therapeutic Modalities: The Art and Science provides the knowledge needed to evaluate and select the most appropriate modalities to treat injuries. The authors use an informal, student-friendly writing style to hold students' interest and help them grasp difficult concepts. The unique approach of the text teaches aspiring clinicians both the how and the why of therapeutic modality use, training them to be decision-making professionals rather than simply technicians. The Second Edition is revised and expanded to include the latest research in therapeutic modalities. New material has been added on evidence-based practice, and other areas, such as pain treatment, are significantly expanded. It retains the successful format of providing the necessary background information on the modalities, followed by the authors' "5-Step Application Procedure." New photos, illustrations, and case studies have also been added.

Table of Contents

Part I: In Perspective Ch 01 Therapeutic Modalities: What They Are and Why They Are Used Ch 02 Evidence Based Practice Ch 03 General Application Procedures Ch 04 Injury Record Keeping   Part II: Orthopedic Injury, Immediate Care, and Healing Ch 05 Tissue Response to Injury: Inflammation, Swelling, and Edema Ch 06 Immediate Care of Acute Orthopedic Injuries Ch 07 The Healing Process   Part III: Pain and Orthopedic Injuries Ch 08 Understanding Pain and Its Relationship to Injury Ch 09 Relieving Orthopedic Injury Pain   Part IV: Therapeutic Heat and Cold Ch 10 Principles of Heat for Thermotherapy Ch 11 Superficial Thermotherapy Application Ch 12 Cryotherapy Beyond Immediate Care Ch 13 Cryotherapy Application for Post-Immediate Care Ch 14 Therapeutic Ultrasound Principles and Application Ch 15 Diathermy Principles and Application   Part V: Electrotherapy Ch 16 Principles of Electricity for Electrotherapy Ch 17 Electrotherapy Application   Part VI: Other Modalities Ch 18 Therapeutic Massage Ch 19 Spinal Traction Ch 20 Laser and Light Therapy by Knight/Hopkins   Part VII: Putting It All Together Ch 21 Differential Application of Therapeutic Modalities Ch 22 Case Studies Using Therapeutic Modalities  

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