A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702045882, 9780702060588

A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation

3rd Edition

[previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]

Editors: Timothy Kauffman Ronald Scott John Barr Michael Moran
eBook ISBN: 9780702060588
eBook ISBN: 9780702060908
Paperback ISBN: 9780702045882
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 14th August 2014
Page Count: 624
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Description

Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives.

Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients.

Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members.


"The strengths of this generally excellent book lie in its thoughtful presentation of current approaches to clinical rehabilitation in older people." Reviewed by Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2015, Feb 2015

Key Features

  • A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients
  • Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field
  • Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear
  • Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients
  • Collaborative international perspective

Table of Contents

Dedications
Contributors
Foreword
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements

UNIT ONE: 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 TWO: MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
15. Posture
16. Muscle weakness and therapeutic exercise
17. Motor neuron pathologies: postpolio syndrome and ALS
18. Osteoporosis and spine fractures
19. Rheumatic conditions
20. The shoulder
21. Total hip arthroplasty
22. Total knee arthroplasty
23. The aging bony thorax
24. The geriatric spine
25. Orthopedic trauma

UNIT THREE: NEUROMUSCULAR AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
26. Neurological trauma
27. Rehabilitation after stroke
28. Neurocognitive disorders
29. Multiple sclerosis
30. Parkinson's disease
31. Tremor and other involuntary movement
32. Generalized peripheral neuropathy
33. Localized peripheral neuropathies

UNIT FOUR: NEOPLASMS
34. Neoplasms of the brain
35. Neoplasms of the breast
36. Gastric and colon neoplasms
37. Neoplasms of the skin
38. Neoplasms of the prostate

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

UNIT SIX: BLOOD VESSEL CHANGES, CIRCULATORY AND SKIN DISORDERS
46. Diabetes
47. Amputations
48. Wound management
49. The insensitive foot
50. Skin disorders

UNIT SEVEN: AGING AND PATHOLOGICAL SENSORIUM
51. Functional vision changes in the normal and aging eye
52. Functional changes in the aging ear
53. Considerations in elder patient communication

UNIT EIGHT: SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
54. Dysphagia
55. Incontinence of the bowel and bladder
56. Iatrogenesis in older adults
57. Hormone replacement therapy
58. Dizziness
59. Balance testing and training
60. Fracture consdierations
61. Contractures and stiffness
62. Fatigue
63. The aging wrist and hand
64. Overweight and obesity
65. Frailty in older persons
66. Evaluation of pain in older individuals

UNIT NINE: SPECIAL PHYSICAL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES
67. Conservative interventions for pain control
68. Gait training
69. Orthotics
70. Prosthetics
71. Complementary therapies for the aging patient
72. Safe Pilates for bone health
73. Aquatic therapy

UNIT TEN: SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENT IMPLICATIONS, ETHICS AND DYING
74. Legal considerations
75. Ethics
76. Generational conflict and healthcare for older persons
77. The end of life
78. Entry-level competencies for health professionals who work with older adults

UNIT ELEVEN: THE REHABILITATION TEAM
79. Caregivers: valuing unpaid care
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

Details

No. of pages:
624
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702060588
eBook ISBN:
9780702060908
Paperback ISBN:
9780702045882

About the Editor

Timothy Kauffman

Affiliations and Expertise

Kauffman Physical Therapy, Lancaster, PA, USA; Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Ronald Scott

Affiliations and Expertise

Health Law Attorney-Mediator, Private Practice, San Antonio, TX; Associate Professor, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT

John Barr

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Physical Therapy Department, St Ambrose University, Davenport IA, USA

Michael Moran

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physical Therapy, College Misercordia, Dallas, PA