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Elsevier Health Sciences
Geriatric Physical Therapy / Edition 1

Geriatric Physical Therapy / Edition 1

by Andrew A. Guccione


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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.

* 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: 9780801674525
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART I FOUNDATIONS OF GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY Chapter 1 Implications of an Aging Population for Rehabilitation: Demography, Mortality, and Morbidity in the Elderly Chapter 2 Communication, Values, and the Quality of Life Chapter 3 Physiological Change and Adaptation to Exercise in the Older Adult Chapter 4 Arthrokinesiologic Considerations in the Older Adult Chapter 5 Sensorimotor Changes and Adaptation in the Older Adult PART II PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS OF ASSESSMENT Chapter 6 Health Status: A Conceptual Framework for Evaluation Chapter 7 Functional Assessment of the Elderly Chapter 8 Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in the Elderly Chapter 9 Cognitive Impairment Chapter 10 Depression and Function in the Elderly Chapter 11 Laboratory Evaluation of the Geriatric Patient in the Planning of a Rehabilitation Program Chapter 12 Geriatric Pharmacology PART III PROBLEMS AND PROCEDURES Chapter 13 Ventilation and Respiratory Dysfunction in the Older Adult Chapter 14 Endurance Training of the Older Adult Chapter 15 Strength Training in the Elderly Chapter 16 Posture in the Older Adult Chapter 17 Balance and Falls in the Elderly: Issues in Evaluation and Treatment Chapter 18 Ambulation: An Integrated Framework to Achieve a Functional Outcome Chapter 19 Lower Extremity Orthotics in Geriatric Rehabilitation Chapter 20 Prosthetics Chapter 21 Functional Training in the Community Chapter 22 Incontinence Chapter 23 Conservative Pain Management of the Older Patient Chapter 24 Chronic Dermal Wounds in Older Adults Chapter 25 Patient Education as a Treatment Modality PART IV THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF GERIATRIC CARE Chapter 26 Reimbursement Issues in Geriatric PhysicalTherapy Chapter 27 Ethical and Legal Issues in Geriatric Physical Therapy PART V PROGRAMS FOR PARTICULAR POPULATIONS Chapter 28 The Frail and Institutionalized Elderly Chapter 29 The Well Elderly Chapter 30 The Older Athlete Chapter 31 The Older Adult with Developmental Disability GLOSSARY

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