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.
From the Back Cover
The ideal departmental procedural manual, this book guides readers through application techniques for the various physical therapy agents. Begins with brief general comments regarding the use of electromedical equipment; presents a brief summary of the physics of production and physiological effects of each agent along with step-by-step instructions on how to use equipment. Keeps instructions generic enough to apply to a wide variety of equipment currently available. Contains a diagnostic checklist with all major diseases and syndromes. Offers more extensive coverage of all types of calculations than any other book. Provides reading lists for each agent. Is conveniently spiral-bound for ease of use. For physical therapy assistants and athletic trainers looking to learn more or refresh their skills. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have used this manual since my days as a student at Northwestern University. I have used the information to revise departmental procedures, make clinical decisions and teach students. The outline format is well organized and helpful. Information is thorough, evidence based and concise. This is a book you will keep as a reference. Physical agents reamin a powerful adjunct for clinical treatment, and access to clear and objective information is essential to making good clinical decisions. This book should be on your shelf!
This text has just about all the information onr needs as a reference for physical agents. It is well organized. I like that it has evidence for the use of all the interventions.
I would have liked it better if they had left the electrodiagnostic testing for strength/duration curve.
I’ve studied this text extensively. I would recommend it. It is very helpful with modalities related to physical therapy. This will make a great reference in your library for years to come.
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Product Details :
- Spiral-bound: 240 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (January 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0136072151
- ISBN-13: 978-0136072157
- Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9 x 11.3 inches