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Physical Agent Modalities : Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist - Alfred G. Bracciano

Physical Agent Modalities

Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist

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The successful Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist has been updated and revised into a comprehensive Second Edition that logically provides a foundation for understanding the bio-physiological effects of physical agents and their impact on an individual’s occupational performance and functioning.

Recognized as an expert in physical agent modalities, Dr. Alfred Bracciano clearly and effectively explains difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand format and presents information that can be readily applied in the clinical setting.

Physical Agent Modalities, Second Edition provides the occupational therapist and student with a user-friendly and organized reference on the application of physical agent modalities, commonly used by occupational therapists, as well as emerging technologies and interventions such as lasers and electromyographic biofeedback.

This Second Edition outlines the application procedures for each modality, indications for their use, and the precautions and contraindications of the modality. New graphics and pictures enhance the reader’s understanding of the physical agents, while case studies facilitate clinical reasoning and provide a practical resource to safely and effectively understand and use physical agents.

New to the Second Edition:
• A chapter outlining a theoretical framework for physical agent modalities used by occupational therapists based on the AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
• Extensive coverage of the changes in state regulatory issues and guidelines impacting the use of physical agents by occupational therapists
• A discussion on the impact of the revised AOTA PAM Position Paper, NBCOT Practice Analysis, and the ACOTE requirements on the education and training of occupational therapists in physical agent modalities
• A chapter reviewing laser and light therapy, clinical applications, precautions, and indications for use

Each Chapter Contains:
• Objectives
• Glossary of Key Terms
• Case Studies
• References

With a user-friendly format, updated chapters, and volumes of new information, Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist, Second Edition provides clinicians, educators, and students with a common language to facilitate the incorporation of physical agents into clinical practice grounded in evidence-based practice.

Dedicationp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Contributing Authorp. xiii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
Physical Agent Modalities: A Theoretical Frameworkp. 1
Regulatory Guidelines for the Use of Physical Agentsp. 15
Wound Healingp. 45
Pain Theory and Perceptionp. 63
Cryotherapyp. 77
Thermotherapy: Superficial Heat Agentsp. 101
Therapeutic Ultrasound and Phonophoresisp. 125
Principles of Electrotherapyp. 157
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: Applications and Indicationsp. 185
Trancutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulationp. 219
Iontophoresisp. 243
Low Level Laser and Light Therapyp. 261
NMES Hand Rehabilitation Guidep. 279
NMES Parameter Overviewp. 283
MET and CES Treatment Protocolsp. 287
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9781556426490
ISBN-10: 1556426496
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 15th February 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised