The popular occupational therapy textbook Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist has been newly updated and revised into a comprehensive Third Edition.
Using current occupational therapy terminology and philosophy, this text establishes the theoretical basis and clinical reasoning for the use of physical agent modalities in practice. The biophysiological effects of the modalities are identified and discussed alongside their impact on function and performance. Relevant to both students and practitioners, the Third Edition educates on the proper, safe, and judicious use of physical agent modalities while treating clients.
Written by Dr. Alfred G. Bracciano, this book outlines the application procedures for each modality, indications for their use, and the precautions and contraindications of the modality.
New to the Third Edition:Organizational boxed asides and tables related to each concept areaEvidence-based research boxes and tables related to clinical reasoning case studiesNew chapters on physiological impact of interventions, soft tissue techniques, and health care reformGlobal perspective providing a resource for the international therapistNew color flow charts and improved graphics
Each chapter contains:Learning objectivesKey termsCase studies
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With up-to-date information and new chapters, Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist, Third Edition provides a user-friendly, organized reference ready to be applied in the clinical setting.