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Clinical Guide To Electrotherapy and Therapeutic Ultrasound

Written by Dr. Joseph A. Gallo, DSc, AT, PT, this is a quick reference manual for practicing clinicians.  It is intended for qualified clinicians with prior training in the use of clinical electrotherapy, ultrasound, and combination therapy, and summarizes the appropriate and effective use of these modalities.

Table Of Contents:

  • Abbreviations

  • Introduction to Electrotherapy

  • Indications to Electrotherapy

  • Contraindications to Electrotherapy

  • Electrotherapy for Pain Modulation (TENS)

  • Electrotherapy for Edema Management

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

  • Electrotherapy to Decrease Hypertonicity

  • Rapid Agonist Antagonist Sequencing (RAAS)

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Indications for Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Contraindications for Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Thermal Ultrasound Parameters

  • Non-Thermal Parameters

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound for Trigger Points

  • Phonophoresis

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Parameters at a Glance

  • Combination Therapy

  • Appendix