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ISBN-13 9780132374378ISBN-10 0132374374
ISBN-10 0136072151ISBN-13 9780136072157
Author(s): Karen W. Hayes; Kathy D. Hall
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 240

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.