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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 a Google Books 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.

Electrophysical Agents : Evidence Based Practice

T Watson; E Nussbaum

2020 (April)
Elsevier
ISBN 9780702051517
 

New edition of this General Electro textbook. April 2020 (13th Edition). Tim joined by Ethne Nussbaum (Canada) as co-editor. Many completely new chapters. All previous material updated in line with current evidence.

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Modalidades en electroterapia: Practica basada en la evidencia

T Watson; E Nussbaum

2021
Elsevier
978-84-9113-724-5
 

Spanish translation of the 13th Edition of the textbook

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Eletroterapia Pratica Baseada em Evidencia

T Watson

2009
Elsevier
ISBN: 978-853-523-138-0

 

Portuguese translation (12th Edition)
 

Ηλεκτροθεραπεία

T Watson

2011 (March)
Elsevier
ISBN : 978-960-489-034-7

Greek translation (12th Edition)

Electrotherapy Explained : Principles and Practice

V Robertson, A Ward, J Low and A Reed

2006
Elsevier
ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-8843-7
ISBN-10: 0-7506-8843-2

Popular general electrotherapy text which includes the essential background information together with application guidance

Michlovitz's Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention

Bellew, J, Michlovitz, S. and Nolan, T.

2016
F A Davis
978-0-8036-4563-9
 

Updated version (from 2012 text) with James Bellew now taking the lead

Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice

Alain Belanger

Jan 2014
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 978-1-4511-8274-3
 

Now in its 3rd Edition (Jan 2014). Considers both the range of modalities and applications, case studies, evidence and reference lists.

Physical Agents in Rehabilitation : From Research to Practice

Michelle Cameron

2009 (3rd Edition)
Saunders/Elsevier
ISBN : 1-4160-3257-1
 

Popular USA text. Useful general chapters at start, modality chapters with useful illustrations and 'clinical pearls'.

Therapeutic Modalities: The Art and Science

Knight, K.L. and Draper, D.O.

2013
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
978-1451102949
 

A new (2013) text by two well known authors in the field. Sports Therapy / Athletic trainer emphasis.

Practical Electrotherapy : A Guide to safe Application

J Fox and T Sharp

May 2007
Elsevier
ISBN-13: 978-0-443-06855-3
ISBN-10: 0-443-06855-0

Clinical Electrotherapy : Your Guide to Optimal Treatment

Jan Bjordal

2001
Prima Books
ISBN 82-7634-320-1

Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound and Laser Light Handbook

Michelle Cameron

April 2006
Saunders
ISBN 1416032495

Clinical Electrotherapy

Roger Nelson, Dean Currier, Karen Hayes

1999
Prentice Hall
ISBN : 083851491X

Electrotherapy : Clinical Procedures Manual

T Nalty

2001
McGraw Hill
ISBN : 0 07 134317 2

Principles and Practice of Electrotherapy

Joseph Kahn

2000
Churchill Livingstone
ISBN : 0443065535

Tedavi Sinyalleri Teorisine Giriþ (Introduction to theory of theraputic signals ) (TURKISH)

A. Ruhi SOYLU, Rafet IRMAK

2013
Google Play
978-605-89408-0-2
 

FREE (OPEN ACCESS) TEXT

Elektroterapi Atlasý 1 (Atlas of electrotherapy I) (TURKISH)

Rafet IRMAK, Ahsen IRMAK

2013
OPEN ACCESS
ISBN 978-605-89408-0-2
 

OPEN ACCESS - NO CHARGE

Tim Chapters in other Textbooks
Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (2nd Edition)

Millis and Levine

2014
Elsevier/Saunders
978-1-4377-0309-2
 

Levine and Watson chapter (Ch 19) on Ultrasound

Tidy's Physiotherapy

Ed. S Porter

2013 (15th Edition)
Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier
ISBN : 978-0702043444
 

Watson - Chapter on Electrotherapy (Chapter 19), briefly covering the key modalities.

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse

MW Ross and MJ Dyson

2010 (2nd Edition)
Saunders
ISBN : 978-1416060697
 

Chapter on the use of Ultrasound (Chapter 93) by Sutton and Watson)

The Student's Companion to Physiotherapy

N T Southorn (Electrotherapy Chapter T Watson)

2010
Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier
978-0-7020-3380-3
 

A short 'debrief' of electrotherapy / electro physical agents from a student perspective in Chapter 5 (Watson)

A Comprehensive Guide to Sports Physiology and Injury Management

S Porter and J Wilson

(Watson : Electrophysical agents: Physiology and Evidence (Ch 6)

2020
Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier
9780702074899

Covers Sports Physiology and Sports Injury Management - some exceptionally useful material

The Shoulder: Theory and Practice

J Lewis & C Fernandez-de-las-Penas

(Watson : Electrophysical modalities in the management of shoulder conditions (Ch 33)

2022
Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier
9780702074899

Excellent shoulder text

Grieve's Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Gwendolen JullAnn MooreDeborah FallaJeremy LewisChris McCarthyMichele Sterling 

2015

Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702051524

Watson : Brief section on Electrophysical Modalities

Electrophysical Modality Specific Texts
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): Research to support clinical practice

Mark Johnson

March 2014
Oxford University Press
0199673276
978-0199673278

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

TENS: Clinical Applications and Related Theory

Deirdre Walsh

1997
Churchill Livingstone
ISBN-10: 0443053235
ISBN-13: 978-0443053238

Not new, but an absolute classic

Electroacupuncture: A Practical Manual and Resource

David Mayor

April 2007
Churchill Livingstone
ISBN-13: 978-0-443-06369-5
ISBN-10: 0-443-06369-9

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.

Handbook of Photomedicine

MR Hamblin and YY Huang

2014
CRC Press
13-978-1-4398-8469-0
 

A comprehensive (but expensive) Laser text - almost an encylopaedia - but very useful if this is your modality

Laser Therapy - Clinical Practice and Scientific Background

Jan Tuner and Lars Hode

2002
Prima Books
ISBN : 91 631 1344 9
 

The longer version of the Tuner and Hode publications. Extensive and wide range of applications covered - not just the usual suspects.

The Laser Therapy Handbook

Jan Tuner and Lars Hode

2004
Prima Books
 

This is the shorter version (and thus, less expensive) version of the Tuner and Hode text.

Therapeutic Lasers : Theory and practice

G David Baxter

1994
Elsevier
ISBN: 9780443043932
 

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.

The Science of Low-power laser therapy

Tiina Karu

1988
Gordon and Breach
ISBN : 90 5699 108 6
 

Fantastic resource, though you might have to work at it unless you are well qualified in medical physics?

An Easy Guide to TENS pain relief

G. Gadsby

1 June 2000
www.bodyclock.co.uk
ISBN-10: 0954080602
ISBN-13: 978-0954080600

King’s Guide to TENS for Health Professionals

Alan King

1999 (1st Edition)
www.physio-med.com
ISBN 0-9535623-2-8

Useful non-Electrophysical Texts
The Juvenile Skeleton

Louise Scheuer and Sue Black

2004
Elsevier
ISBN : 0-12-102821-6
 

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

Fundamentals of Inflammation

CN Serhan, PA Ward, DW Gilroy

2010
Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 978-0-521-88729-8
 

My favourite book on Inflammation - EVER