Geriatric Physical Therapy - eBookby Andrew A. Guccione, Dale Avers, Rita Wong
Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation,/i>/b>
Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam.
- Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders.
- Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
- A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts.
- Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference.
- A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures.
- Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills.
- Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice.
- A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process.
- A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities.
- New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy.
- Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability
- A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.
Description: An update of a 2000 edition, this book provides a thorough foundation in geriatric physical therapy, from basic science applications in aging to intervention strategies for specialty populations.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to assist the development of therapists who can use available evidence and objective measures to integrate health and functional status with components of the physical therapy exam, formulate a diagnosis, and design effective interventions through the continuum of care across varying settings to achieve the best outcomes. The book also aims to help practitioners be informed advocates for older adults. The book describes the differences in geriatric physical therapy and promotes advancing geriatric practice through the use of best available evidence. As our profession continues to elevate the practice of physical therapy through the incorporation of new research in practice, it is important to make the best available evidence accessible to busy, practicing clinicians. This book does just that for clinicians working with older adults.
Audience: Intended for both students and practicing clinicians, the book is well suited for students interested in specializing in geriatric care and is a complete reference for practicing clinicians or for aspiring geriatric certified specialists. The editorial team is headed by a leader in physical therapy research in the area of geriatrics and functional outcomes.
Features: Topics range from the physiology of aging, examination, evaluation, special problems older adults face in different settings, to nonclinical patient management related to reimbursement and patient advocacy. Chapters on the physiology of aging provide a well-written review with a section on evidence-based manual intervention. Management of hip fracture in the cognitively impaired is helpful for acute and outpatient therapists and includes a discussion of environmental concerns. Many tables help organize concepts and serve as quick references, particularly in the section on functional outcome norms. Chapters on special populations cover a wide spectrum of practice, from the senior athlete to older adults with developmental disabilities to end-of-life care. References are available only on the accompanying Evolve website, which requires creation of an account, but also provides links to the Medline abstracts of the references as well as other helpful website links.
Assessment: This is a great reference for geriatric practice, and a useful resource for clinicians who would like to remain current on the evidence relating to geriatric practice. This edition adds more contributors specializing in this field, reflecting the advances of this area of physical therapy practice.
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