Electrotherapy Contrandications

Original Editor - Professor Tim Watson

Lead Editors  

Introduction

There has been on ongoing controversy over the various and diverse contraindication for electrotherapy modalities over recent years. Many of the widely held beliefs in this area have been challenged in that there appears to be little by way of 'concrete evidence' for many and a lot of anecdotal evidence and supposition about some of the others. If you look in a selection of the major texts, they tend to provide a 'sircular reference list' in that they all X refer to each other without getting to grips with the original work.

Resources

Electrophysical Agents - Contraindications and Precautions: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy - An excellent guide to contraindications and precautions in the use of electrophysical agents (2010).

Tim Watson's Contraindications Grid

Tim Watson's summary of the CSP group outcomes - summary of the CSP group outcomes (2006).

References