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Modalities and Physical Agents for the Rehab Professional: Part 2

presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

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Financial— Andrew Opett receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

Part 2 of this course series provides a comprehensive overview of the use of physical agents in a rehabilitation setting. Part 2 will give an overview of ultrasound, electromagnetic radiation, and electrical currents. Specific physiological processes that are affected by these physical agents will be addressed. Integration of these physical agents into an overall plan of care for the rehabilitation patient will be discussed. Safety concerns and implications for the health care professional will be covered.

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Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Andrew Opett received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1996; a bachelor of science degree in health sciences from Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, in 2000; and a master of science degree in physical therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, in…

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1. Ultrasound

This chapter will cover the use of ultrasound in the rehabilitation setting. The physical properties and physiological responses of ultrasound will be covered, with specific focus on the rehabilitation patient. Indications and contraindications to its use will be discussed.

2. Electromagnetic Radiation

This chapter will cover the use of electromagnetic radiation in the rehabilitation setting, including (but not limited to) infrared, ultraviolet, cold laser, shortwave diathermy, and microwave. The physical properties and physiological responses of electromagnetic radiation will be covered, with specific focus on the rehabilitation patient. Indications and contraindications to their use will be discussed.

3. Electrical Currents

This chapter will cover the use of electrical currents in the rehabilitation setting. The physical properties and physiological responses of electrical currents will be covered, with specific focus on the rehabilitation patient. Indications and contraindications to their use will be discussed.

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