Geriatric physical therapy / Andrew Guccione, Rita A. Wong, Dale Avers.

By: Guccione , Andrew
Contributor(s): Wong, Rita A | Avers, Dale
Material type: TextTextPublisher: St. Louis : Elsevier/Mosby, c2012Edition: 3rd edDescription: xii, 611 p. : ill. ; 29 cmISBN: 9780323029483 (hardcover); 0323029485 (hardcover)Subject(s): Physical therapy for older people | Physical Therapy Modalities | AgedDDC classification: 615.820832
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Table Of Contents:

Part 1: Foundations

Geriatric Physical Therapy in the 21st Century: Overarching Principles and Approaches to Practice

Implications of an Aging Population for Rehabilitation: Demography, Mortality, and Morbidity

Physiology of Aging-related Decline and its Functional Impact

Geriatric Pharmacology

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

Part 2: Contexts for Examination and Intervention

Health and Function: Patient Management Principles

Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in Older Adults

Cognitive impairment in Older Adults

Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient

Motivation and Patient Education: Implication for Physical Therapist Practice

Older Adults and Their Families

Part 3: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and the Plan of Care

Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance

Impaired Joint Mobility

Impaired Muscle Performance

Impaired Motor Control

Impaired Posture

Ambulation: Impact of Age-related Changes on Functional Mobility

Balance and Falls

Part 4: Special Problems and Interventions

Impaired Integumentary Integrity

Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Men

Conservative Pain Management for the Older Adult

Lower Limb Orthothese for Older Adults

Prosthetic Management for the Older Adult with Lower Limb Amputation

Part 5: Special Populations and the Continuum of Care

Wellness for the Aging Adult

Home-health Physical Therapy

Patient Management in Post-Acute Inpatient Settings

Hospice and End of Life

Senior Athlete

Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Part 6: Societal Issues

Reimbursement and Payment Policy

Health Policy and Advocacy in the United States: A Perspective for Geriatric Physical Therapy

Includes bibliographical references and index: p 594-611

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