Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-06-23
  • Publisher: F a Davis Co

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With a new title and format, the 4th Edition of the previously titled Thermal Agents in Rehabilitation combines all modalities in one book. Its focus remains on expanding and strengthening clinical decision-making skills through sample case studies. A problem-solving approach with hands-on information describes the contemporary application of modalities with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. The 4th Edition has been entirely revised to reflect the terminology of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. A volume in the Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation Series Edited by Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA "This is the best overall text for modalities I've seen in my 14 years of teaching modalities. It has the meat without the unnecessaryand superfluous. I will be adopting it as my new text this coming yearand in years to come." -- Burke Gurney, PT, PhD., Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Author Biography

Thomas Patrick Nolan is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Foundations for modalities as procedural interventions : principles of clinical decision makingp. 3
Wound healing and painp. 15
Cold therapy modalities : frozen peas and morep. 43
Thermotherapy : beyond fake and bakep. 61
Therapeutic ultrasound and phonophoresisp. 79
Electrotherapeutic modalities : electrotherapy and iontophoresisp. 97
Hydrotherapy : the use of water as a therapeutic agentp. 123
Electromagnetic radiation : laser, ultraviolet, and diathermyp. 141
Mechanical modalities : traction and intermittent pneumatic compressionp. 165
Pain and limited motionp. 185
Tissue healing and edemap. 207
Muscle weakness and loss of motor performancep. 247
Considerations for modalities in selected medical conditionsp. 273
Emerging modalities : is there evidence?p. 285
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