User-Friendly Electrotherapy: A Framework for Selecting Parameters and Devices, Day 1
Section: Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management
Session Code: CE-P1-4904
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room: 212B

Speaker(s):   David Selkowitz, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, DAAPM

Session Type: Preconference Courses
Session Level: Intermediate

This course presents a user-friendly framework for clinical decision making and application involving electrotherapy. It is designed to demystify electrotherapy, and reduce the fear factor commonly involved in learning and practicing electrotherapy. This course will include the scientific and theoretical bases, and the practical applications of electrotherapeutic strategies in the management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. It draws upon critical analysis of the literature, available evidence, and clinical experience in exploring what is known, what is theorized, and what is ""mythical"" and unsubstantiated regarding the physical and physiological effects and clinical use of electrical stimulation. With an understanding of how the electrotherapy parameter settings affect physiologic responses, one can then determine which electrotherapeutic device to choose based on the range of settings available on a given device. This course will provide the tools for such decision-making, and demonstrate how the choice of device can be made independent of the manufacturers categorization.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the parameters of the electrotherapeutic stimulus.
2. Identify the physiologic responses to electrotherapy and determine which are necessary to promote particular treatment goals.
3. Design appropriate methods of combining and manipulating parameters of electrotherapy to produce the desired physical and physiologic effects and associated treatment goals.
4. Evaluate different types of electrotherapeutic devices for their potential physical and physiological effects, treatment uses, indications, precautions, and contraindications with respect to different patient management situations.

CEU: 1.3

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