This course utilizes content from the text book “Physical Agents in Rehabilitation” Fourth Edition by Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, OCS, © 2013, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This text provides straight forward coverage of physical agents to improve patient outcomes and a guide to the safest, most effective use of physical agents in the rehabilitation setting. This valuable resource details the most up-to-date information on lasers and lights, thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, lasers and electromagnetic radiation.
Throughout this course you will learn to expand treatment options and ensure patient safety with sections on thermal agents and electrical currents that reflect the latest research and clinical application recommendations. Content including upper extremity cases for all physical agent chapters, application technique boxes with detailed step-by-step instructions for using all physical agents. Contraindication and precautions boxes with important safety information.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 437 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 4 modules. Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle. Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs. You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format.
Modules In Course
Included in Module 1: Pathology and Patient Problems
Chapter 1: The Physiology of Physical Agents
Chapter 2: Physical Agents in Clinical Practice
Chapter 3: Inflammation and Tissue Repair
Chapter 4: Pain
Chapter 5: Tone Abnormalities
Chapter 6: Motion Restrictions
Included in Module 2: Thermal Agents
Chapter 7: Introduction to Thermal Agents
Chapter 8: Superficial Cold and Heat
Chapter 9: Ultrasound
Chapter 10: Diathermy
Included in Module 3: Electrical Currents and Electromagnetic Agents
Chapter 11: Introduction to Electrical Currents
Chapter 12: Electrical Currents for Muscle Contraction
Chapter 13: Electrical Currents for Pain Control
Chapter 14: Electrical Currents for Tissue Healing
Chapter 15: Lasers and Light
Chapter 16: Ultraviolet Radiation
Included in Module 4: Mechanical Agents
Chapter 17: Hydrotherapy
Chapter 18: Traction
Chapter 19: Compression