Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual

2nd Edition

Editors: Timothy Kauffman John Barr Michael Moran
Paperback ISBN: 9780443102332
eBook ISBN: 9780702036903
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 4th May 2007
Page Count: 576

Description

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 indispensable resource for all training clinicians in geriatric care and will be an invaluable quick-reference guide for students and practitioners in this field.

Table of 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 arrhythm

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702036903
eBook ISBN:
9780702054600
Paperback ISBN:
9780443102332

About the Editor

Timothy Kauffman

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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