Manual for Physical Agents

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Karen W. Hayes / Kathy Hall  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
240
Pub.-date
January 2011
ISBN13
9780136072157
ISBN
0136072151
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Description

For courses such as thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, physical agents, or modalities, as part of education programs for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, clinics, and hospital physical therapy departments. 

 

MANUAL FOR PHYSICAL AGENTS, 6/e is a core education resource for modern physical therapists, therapist assistants, and athletic trainers. It integrates concise summaries of the theoretical background and available evidence for each technique; step-by-step instructions presented generically, without brand names; and broad coverage of most current techniques. Designed for easy use, its lay-flat spiral binding remains open while students practice independently in laboratory sessions; concise tables provide fast access to essential information. This edition offers stronger focus on evidence-based practice; a new chapter on evaluating new interventions; new study and discussion questions; and extensive new topic coverage: from controlled cold compression to electrical stimulation for tissue repair.

Features

For courses such as thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, physical agents, or modalities, as part of education programs for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, clinics, and hospital physical therapy departments. 

 

MANUAL FOR PHYSICAL AGENTS, 6/e is a core education resource for modern physical therapists, therapist assistants, and athletic trainers. It integrates concise summaries of the theoretical background and available evidence for each technique; step-by-step instructions presented generically, without brand names; and broad coverage of most current techniques. Designed for easy use, its lay-flat spiral binding remains open while students practice independently in laboratory sessions; concise tables provide fast access to essential information. This edition offers stronger focus on evidence-based practice; a new chapter on evaluating new interventions; new study and discussion questions; and extensive new topic coverage: from controlled cold compression to electrical stimulation for tissue repair.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Evidence-based summaries of the theoretical background of each agent-citing relevant studies

  • Helps students clearly understand the theory and evidence behind each technique they are learning

Step-by-step instructions-for each technique and procedure

  • Enables students to perform each technique without demonstration
  • Allows faculty members to spend more class time helping students develop their decision-making skills 

Generic instructions or figures-focusing on the important aspects of applying each agent, without appearing to endorse any brand of equipment

  • Designed to work equally well no matter what equipment you and your students are using 

Convenient spiral comb binding-allowing the book to lie flat during labs

  • Enables students to use the book more conveniently 

Easy to access tables-presenting indications, contraindications, precautions, advantages, and disadvantages

  • Provides simpler, faster access to the information students need most

Excludes techniques that are obsolete-or not backed by evidence

  • Helps students focus on the techniques with the greatest scientific support

New to this Edition

New! Increased focus on evidence-based practice, including evidence for mechanism of action, indications, contraindications and dosage

  • Develops students' evidence-based decision making skills
  • Helps students prepare to succeed in today's increasingly evidence-driven healthcare system 
New! Coverage corresponding to the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice (Electrotherapeutic Modalities, Physical Agents, and Mechanical Modalities portions of the Procedural Interventions section)
  • More closely reflects widespread current practice 
New! Extensive new coverage, including controlled cold compression units, pulsed lavage, laser, air-activated heat wraps, compression bandages, compression garments, and electrical stimulation for tissue repair
  • Guides students in utilizing and evaluating modern techniques 

New! Study questions-presented at the end of each chapter

  • Helps students check and confirm their knowledge

New! Discussion questions at the end of each major section-with answers provided in an appendix

  • Gives students new opportunities to explore the material and apply critical thinking to it

New! Complete chapter on evaluating new or nonstandard interventions in physical therapy-helping practitioners bring analytical rigor to proposed new interventions

  • Helps students objectively assess new interventions
  • Helps students avoid falling victim to misleading claims or new equipment and techniques that are unsupported by evidence

Table of Contents

SECTION 1  Physical Agents 

Chapter 1  Cryotherapy

            Ice Pack

            Commercial Cold Pack

            Ice Massage

            Cold Baths (Immersion)

            Vapocoolant Spray

            Controlled Cold Compression Unit

Chapter 2  Thermotherapy

            Dry Heat Therapy (Fluidotherapy)

            Hot Pack

            Air-Activated Heat Wrap

            Paraffin Bath

Chapter 3  Hydrotherapy

            Whirlpool

            Contrast Baths

Chapter 4  Pulsed Lavage with Concurrent Suction

Chapter 5  Ultrasound

            Ultrasound

            Phonophoresis

Chapter 6  Pulsed Shortwave Therapy

Chapter 7   Therapeutic Laser (Low-Level Laser Therapy)

Chapter 8  Ultraviolet Radiation

 

SECTION 2  Mechanical Agents 

Chapter 9  Compression

            Compression Bandage

            Compression Pump

            Compression Garment

Chapter 10 Mechanical Spinal Traction

            Cervical Traction

            Lumbar Traction

 

SECTION 3  Electrotherapeutic Agents 

Chapter 11  Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Chapter 12  Interferential Current

Chapter 13  Electrical Stimulation for Motor Activity

Chapter 14  Electromyographic Biofeedback

Chapter 15  Electrical Stimulation for Tissue Repair

Chapter 16  Iontophoresis

 

SECTION 4  Preparing for the Future 

Chapter 17  Evaluation of New or Nonstandard Interventions in Physical Therapy

 

Appendices 

Appendix A  Electromagnetic Spectrum

Appendix B  Laws Governing Dosage of Electromagnetic Radiation

Appendix C  Suggested Responses to Discussion Questions

Appendix D  Motor Point Charts

Appendix E  Resources for Evidence-Based Practice

 


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