Physiotherapy with Older People

1st Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780702019319

Table of Contents

BACKGROUND to AGING SECTION- Demography of Aging and Disability. Attitudes Towards Aging and the Elderly. Cultural Differences in Aging. Health and Social Policies. The AGING PROCESS- Biological and Physiological Changes. Changes in Posture and Gait. Cognition and Learning. Motor Performance and Motor Learning. WORKING with OLDER PEOPLE- Effective Communication. Perceived Control and Learned Helplessness. Exercise and Activity Programs. Health Promotion. MANAGMENT of IMPAIRMENTS and DISABILITIES- Goal Setting. Instability and Falls. Osteoporosis. Incontinence. Stroke. Psychiatric Problems. Pain. Palliative Care. HANDICAPS of AGING- Aging with a Disability. Seniors andthe Disability Rights Movement. Housing Alternatives. Aids to Independence. Footwear Prescription. Ethical and Legal Issues. INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT- Teamwork. Interdisciplinary Assessment. Institutional Services. Community Services. FUTURE DIRECTIONS- Future Directions. A Review Case.


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© 1995
Bailièrre Tindall
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About the authors

Barrie Pickles

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Ann Compton

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Superintendent Community Physiotherapist, Southampton and South West Hants, and Course Leader, Postgraduate Diploma in Community Physiotherapy, Southampton Institute; Founder Chairman and Former Education Officer (now Honorary Life Member) Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in the Community

Cheryl Cott

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy/Centre for Studies of Aging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Janet Simpson

Affiliations and Expertise

Lady Youde Lecturer in the Rehabilitation of Elderly People, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

Anthony Vandervoort

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada