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This user-friendly text, written in a clear and friendly manner by leading experts in the field, is intended primarily for undergraduate athletic training students. It encourages students to understand both the how and the why of therapeutic modality use so readers become thinking, decision-making professionals. It provides the knowledge needed to evaluate and select the most appropriate modality. All major modalities used to treat orthopedic injury and pain are covered, from electrotherapy to therapeutic heat and cold to therapeutic massage.
Table of Contents
Part I: IN PERSPECTIVE Chapter 1: Therapeutic Modalities: What They Are and Why They Are Used Chapter 2: General Application Procedures Chapter 3: Injury Record Keeping Review Questions Part II: ORTHOPEDIC INJURY, IMMEDIATE CARE, AND HEALING Chapter 4: Tissue Response to Injury: Inflammation, Swelling, and Edema Chapter 5: Immediate Care of Orthopedic Injuries Chapter 6: The Healing Process Review Questions Part III: PAIN AND ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES Chapter 7: Understanding Pain and Its Relationship to Injury Chapter 8: Relieving Orthopedic Injury Pain Review Questions Part IV: ELECTROTHERAPY Chapter 9: Principles of Electricity for Electrotherapy Chapter 10: Application Procedures: Electrotherapy Review Questions Part V: THERAPEUTIC HEAT AND COLD Chapter 11: Principles of Heat for Thermotherapy Chapter 12: Application Procedures: Superficial Thermotherapy Chapter 13: Cryotherapy Beyond Immediate Care Chapter 14: Application Procedures: Post-Immediate Care Cryotherapy Chapter 15: Therapeutic Ultrasound Chapter 16: Diathermy Review Questions Part VI: OTHER MODALITIES Chapter 17: Therapeutic Massage Chapter 18: Spinal Traction Chapter 19: Laser and Light Therapy Review Questions Part VII: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER Chapter 20: Differential Application of Therapeutic Modalities Chapter 21: Case Studies Using Therapeutic Modalities Review Questions Appendix: Answers to Review Questions Glossary CONTENTS OF CLINICAL ACTIVITIES MANUAL Introduction: How to Use This Workbook DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES Activity 1: Records Search Activity 2: Comparing Various Ways of Providing Compression When Using RICES Activity 3: Comparing Elastic Wraps and Plastic Wraps on a Spool for Providing Compression Activity 4: Electrical Stimulation Electrode Application Parameters Activity 5: Finding Optimal Electrode Placement Sites (Motor Points) Activity 6: Comparing Old and New Reusable Electrodes Activity 7: Comparing Single Use with Reusable Electrodes Activity 8: Iontophoresis to Reduce Scar Tissue/Adhesions Activity 9: Iontophoresis to Produce Numbness Activity 10: Comparing Intensity and Duration of Heat Sensation Provided by Various Heat Modalities Activity 11: Comparing Intensity and Duration of Heat Provided by Various Wraps, Plasters, and Patches Activity 12: Comparing Intensity and Duration of Heat Provided by Various Sports Creams and a Placebo Activity 13: Comparing Intensity and Duration of Cold Sensation Provided by Various Cold Modalities Activity 14: Comparing Intensity of Cold Sensation from Ice Immersion With and Without a Neoprene Toe Cap Activity 15: Comparing Intensity and Duration of Heat Provided by Ultrasound via Various Coupling Mediums Activity 16: Comparing Intensity of Heat Sensation Provided by Ultrasound at 1MHz and 3MHz Activity 17: Comparing So-called Coupling Mediums in their Ability to Conduct Ultrasound Activity 18: What Healed the Lesion: The Ultrasound, the Antibiotic Ointment, or a Combination of Both? APPLICATION PROFICIENCY ACTIVITIES Activity 19: RICES Activity 20: TENS: Pain Activity 21: NMES: Tetanic Contraction Activity 22: NMES: Twitch Contraction Activity 23: Whirlpool Activity 24: Hot Pack Activity 25: Paraffin Bath Activity 26: Cryokinetics Activity 27: Cryostretch Activity 28: Lymph Edema Pump Activity 29: Ultrasound Activity 30: Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy Activity 31: Massage Activity 32: Cervical Traction Activity 33: Lumbar Traction Activity 34: Light T