The information on these pages is provided in good faith and should be treated as such. If you make use of the information, please acknowledge its source.
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.
These pages are offered for those who wish to download some of the appropriate information as .pdf files rather than standard web pages. The information contained in the files is essentially the same as on the web pages, though it may provide a better quality for printing.
You are welcome to download and use the information, but please respect the origin of the material and acknowledge its source if you use it elsewhere - I am constantly surprised where I see some of my material!!! I have redone several of the handouts with a watermark in a subtle (not!!) attempt to reduce the unacknowledged 'cut and paste' phenomenon. I am sorry if you find it tiresome or a distraction. If you really want/need a copy without the watermark, please let me know.
The files are provided on the same basis as the rest of the information i.e. 'as is'. They are not claimed to be a replacement for electrotherapy texts or research papers, but may provide some useful additional information or explanations.
In addition to the standard information downloads, there is a section which offers sections from my PhD for anybody who might be daft enough to want to read it. Be warned - it is big - and hence is divided into several chapters. You might find it advisable to download the contents / index file first and see what you really want, before clogging up the network!
|General Concepts and Issues|
|Key Concepts with Electrophysical Modalities/Agents UPDATED||2021|
|General Concepts in Electrical Stimulation||2014|
|Contraindications Issues Specific to Pregnancy and Contraindications (careful - 1.5Mb)||2015|
|EPA Contraindications in Pregnancy Grid||2015|
|EPA Contraindications in Malignancy Grid||2015|
|Electrophysical Framework map||2017|
|Electrophysical Framework map Explanatory Notes||2017|
|High Voltage Pulsed Current (HVPC)||2012|
|Interferential Therapy UPDATED||2021|
|Microcurrent Therapy Reference Lis||2011|
|NMES (Muscle Stimulation)||2015|
|Pulsed Shortwave Therapy UPDATED||2021|
|Pulsed (and Static) Magnetic Therapy||2014|
|Russian Current and Burst Mode Medium Frequency (BMAC)||2014|
|Shockwave Therapy - Key References - 2014 Update||2014|
|Selected References TENS in Cancer Care / Oncology||2015|
Updated 2012 version - also available HERE
|Ultrasound (General) UPDATED||2021|
|Ultrasound Dose Calculation Handout||2017|
|Ultrasound for Apomorphine Nodules||2008|
|Ultrasound and Fracture Healing References||2009|
|Ultrasound Dose Chart||2015|
|Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS)||2014|
|Effects of NSAID's on Tissue Repair|
|Effects of NSAID's on Tissue Repair – 2003 - 2006 References|
|Modality References (pre 2005)||pre 2005|
|2005 Compiled Reference List||2005|
|2006 Compiled Reference List||2006|
|Volume 1 Issue 1 June 2005||Volume 2 Issue 1 April 2006|
|Volume 1 Issue 2 December 2005||Volume 2 Issue 2 July 2006|
|Volume 2 Issue 3 September 2006||Volume 2 Issue 4 Jan 2007|
|Volume 3 Issue 1 April 2007||Volume 3 Issue 2 July 2007|
|Volume 3 Issue 3 November 2007||Volume 3 Issue 4 Feb/March 2008|
|Volume 4 Issue 1 May 2008||Volume 4 Issue 2 October 2008|
|Volume 4 Issue 3 February 2009||Volume 4 Issue 4 July 2009|
|Volume 5 Issue 1 January 2010|
|IFSHT (Hand Therapy) June 2004||The Role of Ultrasound in Hand Injuries|
|Physio First – Kneed to Know
|Soft Tissue Healing and the Knee Joint|
|ACPOCP Presentations – May 2007 – Belfast
NB: Each of these files is about 400k – be warned before you start to download!
|(a) Cancer Contraindications
(b) TENS and Cancer Pain
|WCPT Vancouver 2007||Modality and Dose Dependency in Electrotherapy – Abstract and Slides|
|ISEPA February 2009 Las Vegas
Evidence for the Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Effects of Microstreaming and Cavitation at MHz and KHz Ultrasound Frequencies
|WCPT Amsterdam, 2011
An Extended Model of Physical Therapy Modes of Action
WCPT 2015 Singapore
Watson, T. and Goh, A-C; Physiotherapy 101: e1615-e1616
POGP Conference, Sept 2015, Harrogate
Electrotherapy in 2014: Have we moved on are are we going back?
IFOMPT 2016, Glasgow
Expanding our Understanding of the Inflammatory Process and its Role in Pain & Tissue Healing
|Chapter 2||Literature Review||295k|
If you are interested in any of the other chapters / section (see contents page), then by all means contact me and I will very happily share with youI have taken off the other sections of the PhD, partly because they were taking up a lot of space and also because I have seen various parts of it appearing in 'other publications' without acknowledgement or permission. I am happy to share information, but not to write other peoples work for them.
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
Some common answers to the most frequently asked questions on Electrotherapy, particularly in the area of Contraindications.