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Therapeutic Modalitiesby Chad Starkey
Synopses & Reviews
This book is an excellent resource for students or for experienced athletic trainers, physical therapists, or medical personnel. The numerous tables and illustrations and appendixes further enhance this friendlier edition. The 'at a glance' pages give the reader a quick overview of the text for each modality. Rather than using a cookbook method, the author encourages clinicians to use their own decision-making process to apply modalities appropriately, depending on the tissue depth and type, the injury, and the goal of therapy. An easy-to-follow reference as well as a suitable textbook for students. Rose L. Smith, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH for Physical Therapy, Volume 85, No. 9, September 2005 Therapeutic Modalities is a well-written...text that balances fundamental theory with clinical application...Covering all the essential modalities, this book can serve as an introductory text for athletic training sutdents or as a useful clinical reference...A useful addition to the athletic treainer's resource library. Athletic Therapy Today Improvements have made this text an overall better book. The addition of case studies to the textbook allows for better discussion and simulation in lectures and labs. — Shawna Jordan, MSEd, ATC/R, Athletic Training Program, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas Overall greatly improved 'At-a-Glance' boxes are wonderful review for students and clinicians alike. End of chapter case studies are superb and allow for real-life application of concepts to clinical practice. Section Two is excellent. — James R. Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, ATC, Athletic Training Education Program, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina Starkey's text contains] a great deal of information without distracting the reader. I wish I would have had the opportunity to use this book in my undergrad education E.S., MA, ATC, Ripon College, Ripon, WI I highly recommend this text to students of physical therapy and athletic training. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Provides a comprehensive survey of the use of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of orthopaedic injuries. Journal of Athletic Training Significantly updated and redesigned, this two-color edition highlights key information in student-friendly and instructor-friendly boxes. With new improvements to organization, many added features, new illustrations and photographs, and an approachable writing style, this text meets all your classroom needs.
Book News Annotation:
For the third edition of this clearly organized and well illustrated volume, Starkey (Northeastern U., Boston) has added sections on fluidotherapy, hyperberic oxygen therapy, and magnet therapy (the latter because therapists get so many questions about this clinically unproven technique) and administrative procedure. Introductory chapters describe injury response, physiology and psychology of pain, treatment planning, and administrative concerns. The modalities of treatment, grouped in sections on cold and superficial heating agents, deep-heating agents, electrical stimulation, mechanical and light modalities, are described in sections that focus in sequential stages on the technology, the therapeutic objectives, and the applications.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This text provides athletic trainers with the most information on modalities, treatment protocol, and administrative considerations.
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