Physical Agent Modalities : Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapistebook ISBN 1556426496
With the advent of technological advances and the expanded role of the occupational therapist, Dr. Bracciano has written a text specifically for the use of physical agent modalities in occupational therapy. This text teaches the proper use and application of physical agent modalities in the occupational therapy treatment process.Occupational therapy is embracing new technology and interventions in an effort to better facilitate occupational performance in clients. Physical agents, including the use of heat, cold, water, electricity, light, and mechanical devices, are being utilized with greater frequency. Superficial thermal agents, cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation are some of the modalities covered in this book. Each chapter includes learning objectives, new terminology, basic principles, biophysical principles of the agent, clinical indications and applications, clinical decision-making, and review questions.