Biophysical Agents: Theory and Practice 4E
Develop the clinical decision-making skills you need to be a successful
PTA. This easy-to-follow approach helps you learn how to successfully
relate thermal, mechanical, and electrical biophysical agents to
specific therapeutic goals while understanding all the physiologic
Drawing from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, this text will enable you to make the connection between a physical agent and the appropriate treatment interventions as part of a comprehensive, successful physical therapy treatment program.
- Illustrated, user-friendly design helps you think more critically as a therapist and strengthen the concepts that are critical to your success.
- Content focuses on functional outcomes and the importance of documentation.
- Case studies and checklists for application procedures foster decision-making skills.
- Patient scenarios outline utilization of the physical agent, and include documentation, safety features, information about the patient that would alter treatment, what should be done after the physical agent, and where the physical agent fits into the treatment plan.
- Guided lab activities demonstrate how to apply theory to practice.
- Terminology reflects the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.
- Indications and contraindications for each physical agent provide a resource you can use in specific situations.
- Quick reference section features commonly used abbreviations and acronyms, units of measure, and conversion charts.
- Sample assignments for implementing evidence-based practice into the study of biophysical agents incorporate clinical instructors into the discussion.
- Sample discussion points show you how to approach clinicians who are hesitant to accept biophysical agents into their clinical practice or discuss the potential for its use with their patients.