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Therapeutic Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation

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Customize an Ultrasound & Electrical Stimulation Course for your organization

This popular two-day course thoroughly covers ultrasound and electrical stimulation from theory to application. Through a combination of interesting lecture and hands-on labs, this course intends to provide information and skills that can be utilized in the clinic the very next day.

The speaker has a unique ability to clear-up many misconceptions regarding these modalities, and making topics that are often confusing understandable.

This course includes application labs for ultrasound and electrical stimulation, including the waveforms of Monophasic (high volt pulsed current), low volt, interferrential, Russian and microcurrent, as well as a three-hour treatment applications lab allowing for simulated clinical treatments.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Describe the physiological effects of ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • List the alterable parameters of ultrasound and electrical stimulation and how each parameter will effect treatment outcomes
  • Design a treatment program incorporating electrical stimulation or ultrasound
  • Explain the rationale for choosing ultrasound or electrical stimulation

Lab: Participants will be able to demonstrate proper application of ultrasound and electrical stimulation

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
  • OT's and COTA's
  • Health Care Professionals who use therapeutic modalities.


This course is approved in each state where the course is being taught. For the hours or continuing education credits in your state please contact JVB Enterprises

Course Outline - Therapeutic Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation

Day One

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Introductions & Course Overview


  • History/Physical Principles


  • Introduction to Ultrasound Application
  • Physiological Effects
  • Contraindications and Precautions
  • Coupling Techniques/Phonophoresis
  • Designing a Treatment Program

Break: 15 min.

Electrical Stimulation

  • Indications, Contraindications, and Precautions
  • Electricity Basics
  • Waveforms


  • Ultrasound Treatment Application

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch (On your own)

1:15 PM – 6:00 PM Electrical Stimulation (continued)

  • Confusing Terminology
  • Choosing Electrodes/Electrode Placement
  • Electrical Stimulation for Pain Management

Break: 15 min.


  • Pain Management

Day Two

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Review/Question & Answer

  • Electrical Stimulation (continued)
  • Microcurrent
    Electrical Stimulation and Wound Healing (Lecture & Demo.)
  • Neuromuscular Applications

Break: 15 min.


  • Neuromuscular Applications

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch (On your own)

12:45 PM – 5:00 PM Iontophoresis

  • Case Studies
  • Risk Management
  • Review/Question & Answer

Break: 15 min.

Labs (hands-on simulated clinical case studies)

* Agenda is approximate and may be subject to change.

Copyright by Jamie Birmingham PT, CWS

This workbook was designed by Jamie Birmingham to accompany her live presentation and reproduction is prohibited without expressed written permission.

As new scientific information becomes available through research, recommended treatments often undergo changes. Attendants of this course are strongly urged to remain updated through ongoing additional reading and training.

References/Recommended reading:
Therapeutic Modalities 3rd Edition / Chad Starkey 2004 / F.A. Davis
Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention Fourth Edition /Susan L. Michlovitz and Thomas P. Nolan, Jr. 2005 / F.A. Davis
Clinical Electrotherapy / R.M. Nelson 1987 / Appleton & Lange
Thermal Agents in Rehabilitation / S.L. Michlovitz 1996 / F.A. Davis

Course Fees

Course Early Bird Late Registration* Group Rate
Ultrasound & Electrical Stimulation w/ Lab $369.00 $395.00 $330.00

Group Discount: Two or more received together - 10% off (Must be received together)

*Received less than 7 days prior to course date

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