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The International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy (ISEAPT) is a formal subgroup of the World Congress Physical Therapy (WCPT) and is the leading International organisation concerned primarily with Electro Physical Agents
The Electro Physical Agents and Diagnostic Ultrasound (EPADU) group is a Professional Networks of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy based in the UK.
There are a number of electrotherapy books around out there, and I do get asked at regular intervals which ones there are and which one should be purchased. Well, I'll not do the recommendation, but I will certainly be happy to put up a list and a brief description here and to keep it updated as new material becomes available.
Many people ask where it is best to get these texts from, so I have set up an Amazon link for all those that are available through that source - just click on the picture of the book and it will give you a price etc - hope that helps a bit.
If you are aware of a good book on electrotherapy that I don't have on the list, then please do let me know and I will be glad to add it when next I update the page.
General electrotherapy text covering all basic modalities. Looks at evidence base for each rather than aiming to be a 'how to do it' text.
Popular general electrotherapy text which includes the essential background information together with application guidance
Updated version (from 2012 text) with James Bellew now taking the lead
Now in its 3rd Edition (Jan 2014). Considers both the range of modalities and applications, case studies, evidence and reference lists.
Popular USA text. Useful general chapters at start, modality chapters with useful illustrations and 'clinical pearls'.
A new (2013) text by two well known authors in the field. Sports Therapy / Athletic trainer emphasis.
Levine and Watson chapter (Ch 19) on Ultrasound
Watson - Chapter on Electrotherapy (Chapter 19), briefly covering the key modalities.
Chapter on the use of Ultrasound (Chapter 93) by Sutton and Watson)
A short 'debrief' of electrotherapy / electro physical agents from a student perspective in Chapter 5 (Watson)
New text for clinicians, researchers, academics, students - in fact, almost everyone who wants to know, from a real expert, the current information relating to TENS and TENS applications
Not new, but an absolute classic
Mayor certainly knows his topic, is aware of the evidence that is out there and summarises as much of it as can be done in a single volume.
A comprehensive (but expensive) Laser text - almost an encylopaedia - but very useful if this is your modality
The longer version of the Tuner and Hode publications. Extensive and wide range of applications covered - not just the usual suspects.
One of the first books on laser which was both accurate, reflective of the evidence (at the time) and entirely readable. Even though other texts published since, remains well worth a read if you want to understand the topic.
This is the shorter version (and thus, less expensive) version of the Tuner and Hode text.
Fantastic resource, though you might have to work at it unless you are well qualified in medical physics?
Fantastic resource if you want to know about epiphyses, where they are and how they behave. Includes a host of 'other' information - but the growth plate info will be most directly relevant to therapists
My favourite book on Inflammation - EVER
A wide range of Electrotherapy Courses are delivered throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide with varying content, aims and duration.
Current books on Electrotherapy with brief descriptions and links to Amazon pages for purchase.
Some common answers to the most frequently asked questions on Electrotherapy, particularly in the area of Contraindications.