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
- 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
- Reimbursement and Payment Policy
- Health Policy and Advocacy in the United States: A Perspective for Geriatric Physical Therapy
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 Populations and the Continuum of Care
Part 6: Societal Issues
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- 24th January 2011
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Deputy Director, Health Services Research & Development at Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC
Professor, Associate Provost, Research and Graduate Education, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health Professions, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York