Organized by therapeutic goals, the Third Edition of this comprehensive textbook on electrotherapies provides a fundamental understanding of contemporary, evidence-based intervention and assessment procedures. The text takes a problem-oriented approach and recommends interventions consistent with both theory and the clinical efficacy of the intervention for specific, clearly identified clinical disorders.
This edition has a new chapter on electrical stimulation and biofeedback for genitourinary dysfunction, including incontinence management in both women and men. All the intervention-based chapters have a new format that emphasizes evidence-based practice and practical application. Additional self-study questions are included in each chapter.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
New chapter on Electrical Stimulation and Biofeedback for Genitourinary Dysfunction (Chapter 9) includes topics such as incontinence management in both women and men, and gives solid evidence to support or refute specific procedures.
Chapter on mechanisms of pain transmission and pain control with electrotherapy will be moved up to chapter 4 to make the first four chapters the theoretical basis for the clinical application chapters that follow.
Chapter on electrophysiologic evaluation will become the last chapter (chapter 12) in order to enable students to meet core educational competencies.
New chapter format for the intervention chapters (chapters 5-11) adds consistency and clarity to emphasize evidenced-based practice and practical application.
Additional self-study questions are included in each chapter to enhance understanding of key concepts.
New emphasis on evidence-based preferential practice patterns.
Chapter 1 Basic Concepts in Electricity and Contemporary Terminology in Eletrotherapy Chapter 2 Instrumentation for Electrotherapy Chapter 3 Physiology of Muscle and Nerve Chapter 4 The Neurobiology of Pain and Foundations for Electrical Stimulation for Pain Control Chapter 5 Electrical Stimulation for Pain Modulation Chapter 6 Electrical Stimulation of Muscle:Techniques and Applications Chapter 7 Electrical Stimulation for Control of Movement and Posture Chapter 8 Electrical Stimulation to Augment Healing of Chronic Wounds Chapter 9 Electrical Stimulation and Biofeedback for Genitourinary Dysfunction Chapter 10 Electrical Stimulation for the Delivery of Medication: Iontophoresis Chapter 11 Electromyographic Biofeedback for Improvement of Voluntary Motor Control Chapter 12 Clinical Electrophysiologic Examination and Evaluation: Principles, Procedures, and Interpretation of Findings Appendix A: Neuroanatomy of Upper and Lower Extremities Appendix B: Answers to Self Study Questions Index