Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam.
- Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders.
- Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
- A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts.
- Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference.
- A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures.
- Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills.
- Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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 2: Contexts for Examination and Intervention
Part 3: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and the Plan of Care
Part 4: Special Problems and Interventions
Part 5: Special Popula