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Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual

This well-established, practical manual gives step-by-step guidance on the evaluation and treatment of geriatric diseases and disorders. This book covers incidence of disorders, diagnostic tests, associated diagnoses, clinical implications for mobility, and rehabilitation techniques.

A broad overview of the effects of aging on all body systems, special geriatric considerations for laboratory assessment, thermoregulations, and pharmacology are also discussed.

This user-friendly manual is an indispensible resource for all training clinicians in geriatric care and will be an invaluable quick-reference guide for students and practitioners in this field.

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Published: May 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10233-2

Contents

  • Dedications
    Contributors
    Foreword
    Preface to the first edition
    Preface
    Acknowledgements

    UNIT 1 ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Wholeness of the individual
    2. Skeletal muscle function in older people
    3. Effects of aging on bone
    4. Effects of age on joints and ligaments
    5. Aging and the central nervous system
    6. Cardiac considerations in the older patient
    7. Pulmonary considerations in the older patient
    8. Effects of aging on the digestive system
    9. Effects of aging on vascular function
    10. Thermoregulation: considerations for aging people
    11. The aging immune system
    12. Pharmacology considerations for the aging individual
    13. Laboratory assessment considerations for the aging individual
    14. Imaging

    UNIT 2 MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
    15. Posture
    16. Muscle weakness and therapeutic exercise
    17. Contractures
    18. Postpolio syndrome
    19. Osteoporosis
    20. Rheumatic conditions
    21. The shoulder
    22. Total hip arthroplasty
    23. Total knee arthroplasty
    24. The aging bony thorax
    25. Conditions of the geriatric cervical spine
    26. Disorders of the geriatric thoracic and lumbosacral spine
    27. Orthopedic trauma

    UNIT 3 NEUROMUSCULAR AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
    28. Neurological trauma
    29. Rehabilitation after stroke
    30. Senile dementia and cognitive impairment
    31. Multiple sclerosis
    32. Parkinson's disease
    33. Tremors, chorea and other involuntary movement
    34. Generalized peripheral neuropathy
    35. Localized peripheral neuropathies

    UNIT 4 NEOPLASMS
    36. Neoplasms of the brain
    37. Neoplasms of the breast
    38. Gastric and colon neoplasms
    39. Neoplasms of the skin
    40. Neoplasms of the prostate

    UNIT 5 CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASE
    41. Exercise considerations for aging adults
    42. Clinical development and progression of heart disease
    43. Cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances
    44. Heart failure and valvular heart disease
    45. Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators
    46. Invasive cardiac procedures
    47. Pulmonary diseases

    UNIT 6 BLOOD VESSEL CHANGES, CIRCULATORY AND SKIN DISORDERS
    48. Diabetes
    49. Amputations
    50. Wound management
    51. The sensitive foot
    52. Skin disorders

    UNIT 7 AGING AND PATHOLOGICAL SENSORIUM
    53. Functional vision changes in the normal and aging eye
    54. Functional changes in the aging ear
    55. Considerations in elder patient communication

    UNIT 8 SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
    56. Dysphagia
    57. Incontinence of the bowel and bladder
    58. Iatrogenesis in older individuals
    59. Hormone replacement therapy
    60. Dizziness
    61. Balance testing and training
    62. Fracture consdierations
    63. Stiffness
    64. Fatigue
    65. The function of the aging hand
    66. Overweight and obesity
    67. Evaluation of pain in older individuals

    UNIT 9 SPECIAL PHYSICAL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES
    68. Conservative interventions for pain control
    69. Gait training
    70. Orthotics
    71. Prosthetics
    72. Complementary therapies for the aging patient
    73. Aquatic therapy

    UNIT 10 SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENT IMPLICATIONS, ETHICS AND DYING
    74. Legal considerations
    75. Ethics
    76. Physical therapy and the generational conflict
    77. Medicare
    78. The end of life

    UNIT 11 THE REHABILITATION TEAM
    79. Caregivers: the sustaining force
    80. Interdisciplinary geriatric assessment
    81. Gerontological and geriatric nursing
    82. Geriatric occupational therapy
    83. Geriatric physical therapy
    84. Providing social services to the older client

    Index

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