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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.
Friday 1st Dec 2017
9.15 : Registration
9.30 : Current Concepts in Bioelectrics
The science of tissue bioelectrics has a fundamental influence on the process of tissue repair and the effects of numerous therapies. This section provides an overview of this under rated area of study, highlighting the current position based on the research evidence and clinical science.
10.15 : Tissue Repair I
The essential organisation of the tissue repair process is divided into phases for ease of consideration. This section deals with the main events associated with repair, the relations and timescale.
11.00 : COFFEE
11.30 : Tissue Repair II : The essentials of Inflammation and Early Proliferation
The initial phases of tissue repair involve the inflammatory and early proliferative stages. Not only are they essential for all that follows, but they can be influenced by a range of therapy interventions. This section of the programme considers the events, their control and influences based on current evidence.
12.45 : LUNCH
1.30 : Tissue Repair III : Proliferative and Remodelling Events
The later proliferative and remodelling stages offer the long lasting and repair quality stages of the process. The formation and behaviour of the scar tissue is fundamental to the process, but the often undervalues remodelling events offer an opportunity to have a long term influence on quality control in terms of tissue repair. Both events are amenable to influence with a range of therapy interventions.
3.00 : TEA
3.30 : Electrotherapy and Tissue Repair
Given the interactive and carefully controlled nature of tissue repair, the application of a range of therapy interventions can have a direct influence on these events. Whilst there are a range of possible options, the strongest evidenced are for ultrasound, pulsed shortwave and laser therapy – the areas which will be the focus of this session, though other modalities will be included for completeness.
4.30 : CLOSE
It is commonplace in therapy practice to be dealing with damaged, repairing or poorly repaired tissue. This would include patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal tissue insults, repetitive or overuse conditions and several different degenerative presentations. Understanding how damaged tissues undergo repair is therefore central to our management for all of these patient groups. There is no doubt that manual therapy, exercise therapy, heat, cold and several electrotherapy modalities can influence the repair events. If a physiological process can be influenced in a positive way, it must also be possible to have a detrimental effect - which clearly we wish to avoid. The Tissue Healing programme will explore current issues in terms of tissue repair processes, explore, with evidence, the effects of therapy interventions and consider the emerging techniques which we may add to our toolkit in these regards. The information will be made as accessible as possible such that it can be employed with immediate effect in practice.
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.