A well-established and popular textbook which comprehensively covers the use of electrotherapy in clinical practice. It includes the background science as well as describing the different electrical agents and their therapeutic applications. Besides students, sports medicine specialists and therapists, practitioners, nurses and others working in clinics where electrotherapy is used particularly for wound healing, pain management and sports injuries will find this to be a very useful reference.
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Physical Agent Modalities: Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist
Alfred G. Bracciano
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Electrical Properties of Cells and Tissues
Sensory and Motor Nerve Activation
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