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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This book describes an approach to help older disabled persons maintain function and mobility. The group exercise programs described provide a means for the therapist to intervene to maintain function. In addition, falls are a serious and common cause of disability in the elderly; the therapist can evaluate the risk of falls and make recommendations to the caregiver to prevent falls and injuries without the use of restraints. The exercise program supervised by the therapist can effectively maintain mobility and prevent falls.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction; Exercises for a group of ambulatory patients - with or without assistive devices; Exercises in a seated position - regular chair, wheelchair, or geriatric chair; Cardiovascular/pulmonary conditioning; Shoulder disability; Severe cognitive impairment/range of motion and positioning; Communcation/motivation; Preventing falls/maximising independence; Administration/total quality management; Conclusion.