Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Alain Yvan Belanger
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2014
3 Rev ed
The third edition of Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice - revised and expanded, with new chapters and ancillary resources and tools on the Point - is designed to give you the expertise with electrophysical agents you will need in your clinical practice. As with previous editions, the foundation of this book rests solidly and uniquely on evidence from experimental and clinical human trials. The goal of this textbook is to offer all the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools you need to master the practice of therapeutic electrophysical agents. The online resources include new unit conversion and dosimetric calculators, which allows students and practitioners to learn about prescribing treatment and what measurements to think about when dosing, without having to work through all the equations. Also included are new practice questions to help prepare for the Physical Therapy certification exam. These questions are similar to the ones students are likely to face on their board exams and will help build proficiency and competence. Information about the author: Alain-Yvan Belanger, BSc, MSc, PhD, PT is a retired professor from the Department of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy program, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Belanger holds a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from the University of Montreal, a master's of science degree in kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, and a doctoral degree in neurosciences from McMaster University. He has extensive experience as a teacher, researcher, consultant, and author in the field of human neuromuscular physiology and therapeutic electrophysical agents. Dr. Belanger has held the positions of Scientific Editor of the journal Physiotherapy Canada and President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He has also served as Associate Editor of several journals. He is the sole author of the first, second, and third editions of Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice. An avid golf and poker player, Alain still dreams of playing a sub 80's round of golf and winning the next World Series of Poker Seniors Championship.