Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation (Therapeutic Modalities For Physical Therapists)

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9780071441230: Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation (Therapeutic Modalities For Physical Therapists)

The most comprehensive book on therapeutic modalities

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Provides a theoretically based but practically oriented guide to the use of therapeutic modalities. Perfect for the required course in the Physical Therapy curriculum or as a clinical reference, the text features extensive use of case studies, laboratory activities, and a renown illustration program.

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THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES IN REHABILITATION

Third Edition

William E. Prentice, PhD, PT, ATC

Covering everything from electrotherapies through spinal traction, this well-illustrated text brings you the most comprehensive coverage of treatment modalities available to the therapist.

• Perfect for students and practitioners who need expert guidance in understanding and applying the broad range of available therapies

• Comprehensive coverage of treatment options, with accompanying laboratory exercises for each modality, plus expert practical application guidance, extensive illustrations, evidence-based reporting on results, and a wealth of tools that make learning easier

Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation has the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date coverage available in a textbook.

This book features:

• Practical, expert guidance on all leading modalities

• Theoretically based but practically oriented

• Evidence-based concepts, principles, and theories

• Laboratory exercises accompanying each chapter help guide setup and application of modalities

• Case studies show how a modality can be applied to a specific patient

• Coverage of modalities, including shortwave and microwave diathermy, iontophoresis, ultraviolet therapy, infrared, intermittent compression devices, and therapeutic massage

• Critically-praised chapters on pain management and the healing process

• Indicates the physiologic effects and benefits of each modality

• Highlighted treatment tips

• A variety of learning tools, including chapter objectives, definitions in text margins, and review questions at the end of each chapter

• Helpful appendices with illustrated locations of motor points, equipment manufacturers’ and distributors’ addresses, and units of measurement

NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION

• Chapter on Wound Healing

• Chapter on Electrodiagnostic Testing

• Chapter on Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

• Added Coverage of Geriatric and Neurologic Populations

About the Author

William E. Prentice, Ph.D., PT, ATC, is a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Specialization at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

About the Author:

William E. Prentice, PhD PT ATC, is Professor and Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Program; Clinical Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Medical Allied Professions; Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine. He is at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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