Geriatric Physical Therapy / Edition 2

Geriatric Physical Therapy / Edition 2

by Andrew A. Guccione
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323001726

ISBN-13: 9780323001724

Pub. Date: 05/31/2000

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This valued resource for physical therapists provides a comprehensive overview of geriatric physical therapy for physical therapy students as well as practitioners. Thoroughly revised and updated, it provides the latest information on geriatric health care, such as managed care/Medicare/Medicaid, reimbursement issues, conservative pain management techniques,

Overview

This valued resource for physical therapists provides a comprehensive overview of geriatric physical therapy for physical therapy students as well as practitioners. Thoroughly revised and updated, it provides the latest information on geriatric health care, such as managed care/Medicare/Medicaid, reimbursement issues, conservative pain management techniques, pharmacology, and new material on home care, osteoarthritis, nutrition, and family issues. It includes five new chapters: Ventilation and Respiratory Dysfunction in the Older Adult, Strength Training in the Elderly, Functional Training in the Community, Incontinence, and Prosthetics. 505 pp.

Features: * Shows application of concepts and encourage critical thinking by blending theory with real case examples. * Ensures compatibility of the text with the typical educational experience of the physical therapist and prepares the physical therapist for practice by using standard APTA terminology as expressed in the APTA document, A Description of Physical Therapist Patient Management, Parts I and II. * Gives student and clinician enough depth to understand processes and procedures, with its scientific approach and extensive referencing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323001724
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/31/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
505
Product dimensions:
8.65(w) x 11.22(h) x 1.01(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations

  1. Geriatric Physical Therapy in the 21st Century: Overarching Principles and Approaches to Practice
  2. Implications of an Aging Population for Rehabilitation: Demography, Mortality, and Morbidity
  3. Physiology of Aging-related Decline and its Functional Impact
  4. Geriatric Pharmacology
  5. Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
  6. Part 2: Contexts for Examination and Intervention

  7. Health and Function: Patient Management Principles
  8. Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in Older Adults
  9. Cognitive impairment in Older Adults
  10. Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient
  11. Motivation and Patient Education: Implication for Physical Therapist Practice
  12. Older Adults and Their Families
  13. Part 3: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and the Plan of Care

  14. Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance
  15. Impaired Joint Mobility
  16. Impaired Muscle Performance
  17. Impaired Motor Control
  18. Impaired Posture
  19. Ambulation: Impact of Age-related Changes on Functional Mobility
  20. Balance and Falls
  21. Part 4: Special Problems and Interventions

  22. Impaired Integumentary Integrity
  23. Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Men
  24. Conservative Pain Management for the Older Adult
  25. Lower Limb Orthothese for Older Adults
  26. Prosthetic Management for the Older Adult with Lower Limb Amputation
  27. Part 5: Special Populations and the Continuum of Care

  28. Wellness for the Aging Adult
  29. Home-health Physical Therapy
  30. Patient Management in Post-Acute Inpatient Settings
  31. Hospice and End of Life
  32. Senior Athlete
  33. Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  34. Part 6: Societal Issues

  35. Reimbursement and Payment Policy
  36. Health Policy and Advocacy in the United States: A Perspective for Geriatric Physical Therapy

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