Current Publications


TENS and Electro-acupuncture for Pain Relief (2020)

TENS is used by practitioners all over the world to provide pain relief and iprove patient comfort in multiple acute and chronic conditions, and is supported by many scientific studies. In electro-acupuncture therapy, the advantages of TENS are added to an acupuncture treatment to enhance the effects of acupuncture. With this TENS and Electro-acupuncture book we want to give an overview of the scientific background and clinical guidelines when treating patients with Chattanooga TENS equipment.

ISBN: 978-0-9561760-8-0

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Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders (2020)

Both radial and focused shock waves are clinically proven effective for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as for wound and tissue healing and bone repair. 

The aim of this book is to provide physical therapists with clinical guidelines for treating patients using Chattanooga shock wave devices. The first part of the book is dedicated to theoretical, technological and physiological principles, while the second part provides parameter guidelines and illustrations for multiple musculoskeletal indications. The proposed protocols are guidelines, based on research evidence and the authors' clinical experience.

ISBN: 978-0-9561760-4-2

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High Power Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders (2017)

This High Power Laser Therapy book has the aim to give the PT a comprehensive overview of the scientific background and clinical guidelines when treating patients with laser therapy. The first part of this book is dedicated to theoretical, technological and physiological principles. The second part provides parameter guidelines and illustrations for multiple musculoskeletal indications and can serve as a reference guide when using the “Clinical protocol Setup (CPS)” in the Chattanooga HPL equipment.

ISBN: 978-0-9561760-7-3

Other languages: French

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Electrical Stimulation for Rehabilitation and pain management (2017)

The medical community and especially rehabilitation professionals have always shown a keen interest in the use of electrical currents for therapeutic purposes, more specifcally for muscle re-education and training, and pain management

Obtaining optimal therapeutic outcomes requires a good understanding of the technique as well as the instructions for use described in this publication.

ISBN: 978-0-9561760-6-6

Other languages: French

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Electrical Stimulation and sEMG Biofeedback in the Treatment of Dysphagia (2016)

This publication is the official manual of the certifed international training course where participants will learn about the theory and practice of implementing NMES and sEMG biofeedback in the treatment of dysphagia.

Other languages: Spanish

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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation - A Comprehensive Review


Members of the International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum (IMREF) have combined to bring together this comprehensive review of MAT.
This book covers the basics of meniscus anatomy, biomechanics and, importantly, techniques to address meniscal preservation. Sections of the book cover three distinct areas for consideration: pre-operative issues and decision-making, detailed and well-illustrated surgical techniques, and post-operative issues including outcome and rehabilitation.
A thorough overview of the current concepts surrounding MAT by world-leading experts is provided. It will also serve as a template for current clinical paradigms, as well as provide guidance as to where future research could be directed.

ISBN: 978-0-9558873-5-2

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Achilles Tendon Disorders - A Comprehensive Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment (2014)


This book on Achilles tendon disorders is the fourth production of the Achilles Tendon Study Group (ATSG) and is the final part of the Current Concepts series on Achilles tendon disorders. In collaboration with world leaders in this field, the ATSG has reviewed the available literature to provide a balanced consensus on the scope of Achilles tendon disorders.

ISBN: 978-0-9558873-4-5

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Clinical Guidelines in Cartilage Repair (2012)


This book is the second book on the treatment of cartilage lesions and was realised with the contribution of the ESSKA Cartilage Committee and ICRS members. Whereas the first book is focussing on basic and clinical aspects of cartilage repair, this second book presents the reader an algorithm on how to treat the different types of cartilage lesions, as well as lesion treatment related to age, size of lesions and concomitant conditions and diseases. The editors have attempted to present a large variety of conditions and situations involving chondral, osteochondral and osteoarthritic lesions in young, middle aged and old patients, as well as patients with high and low demands on the use of their joints. 

ISBN: 978-0-9561760-0-4


Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Insertion - Current Concepts (2012)


This is the third production in the series of consensus books on Achilles tendon pathology.
Insertional problems of the Achilles tendon can be divided into insertional Achilles tendinopathy (with or without calcification), retrocalcaneal bursitis, superficial calcaneal bursitis and, in children, calcaneal apophysitis. These different pathologies have caused confusion in the literature, hence, this book starts with a chapter on the terminology used in this work. The cause of these different pathologies is multifactorial, but several may co-exist in some patients due to the close anatomical relation. 

ISBN: 978-0-9558873-3-8


Current Concepts in Cartilage Repair (2010)


This book on Cartilage repair is the first production in a current concepts series on cartilage related problems. It is the result of 4-year activity for the period 2006-2010 by the ESSKA Cartilage Committee. The development of treatment strategies has accelerated during the last 20 years since the introduction of cartilage tissue engineering. The best available evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of cartilage lesions has been collected and discussed by an international panel of expert orthopaedic surgeons.

ISBN: 978-0-9558873-1-4


Current Concepts in Achilles Tendinopathy (2010)


This book on Achilles tendinopathy is the second production of the Achilles Tendon Study Group (ATSG) and is part of a current concepts series on Achilles tendon problems. The ATSG has recruited world leaders who have an interest in the Achilles tendon and reviewed the literature in an attempt to provide a balanced consensus on what is known about non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy. The available treatments, the basis on which they are founded, and the available outcome measures to standardise future clinical studies and future treatments are discussed.

ISBN: 978-0-9558873-2-1


Current Concepts in Achilles Tendon Rupture (2008)


The first work in our “Current Concepts in Orthopaedics” series - Current Concepts in Achilles Tendon Rupture was launched at ESSKA in May 2008. The book is the culmination of the work of The Achilles Tendon Study Group (AT Study Group)  which has, over the last fifteen months, gathered to discuss the best available evidence and expert opinion on the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures. Having examined in depth the international achievements and directions taken by this distinguished group of authors, the AT Study Group will present their findings in a special 60 minute symposium at ESSKA.

ISBN: 978-0-9558873-0-7