Physiotherapy with Older People

1st Edition


  • Barrie Pickles
  • Ann Compton
  • Cheryl Cott
  • Janet Simpson
  • Anthony Vandervoort
    • 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