Modality Essentials : US, IFC, NMES and TENS

Doctor Brett Guist

Sunday    December 1, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

By the end of this course participants will be able to

Describe the biophysics of Electrical Stimulation (IFC/TENS/NMES) /  therapeutic ultrasound

Describe the absolute contraindications of Electrical Stimulation / therapeutic ultrasound

Describe the relative precautions of Electrical Stimulation / therapeutic ultrasound

Describe the indications for basic and special applications of Electrical Stimulation therapy /therapeutic ultrasound

Construct a patient care plan for the each of the basic applications for Electrical Stimulation (analgesic effects, muscle relaxing effects) and therapeutic ultrasound (thermal / non thermal effects)

Construct a patient care plan for the special applications for Electrical Stimulation machines (strengthening, re-education) and therapeutic ultrasound (phonophoresis and calcific tendinopathies).

Administer Electrical stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound for therapeutic purposes using a diverse array of application techniques (self adhesive pads, carbon electrode pads, stainless steel/suction pads and Gel/water baths)

Modify a patient care plan for therapeutic electrical stimulation  / therapeutic ultrasound to accommodate relative patient precautions.

Compare and contrast differences in professional therapeutic electrical stimulation / therapeutic ultrasound machines.

Test an Electrical stimulation / therapeutic ultrasound machine to ensure it is operational.

Dr. Brett P. Guist BHSc, MS, DC

Dr. Brett P. Guist is a chiropractor and acupuncture provider. He is a graduate from the University of Calgary, Logan University, and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Dr. Guist practices in an evidence-informed manner, splitting his time between private practice and instructing at CMCC. His teaching portfolio includes courses in diagnosis, orthopaedic, rehabilitation, and chiropractic technique. In addition, he is an active researcher having presented at conferences and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.