Guccione's Geriatric Physical Therapy E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Oct 24, 2019 - Medical - 736 pages

Offering a comprehensive look at physical therapy science and practice, Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy, 4th Edition is a perfect resource for both students and practitioners alike. Year after year, this text is recommended as the primary preparatory resource for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. And this new fourth edition only gets better. Content has been thoroughly revised to keep you up to date on the latest geriatric physical therapy protocols and conditions. Five new chapters have also been added to this edition to help you learn how to better manage common orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, and neurologic conditions; become familiar with functional outcomes and assessments; and better understand the psychosocial aspects of aging. In all, you can rely on Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy to help you effectively care for today’s aging patient population.

  • Comprehensive coverage of geriatric physical therapy prepares students and clinicians you to provide thoughtful, evidence-based care for aging patients.
  • Combination of foundational knowledge and clinically relevant information gives you a meaningful background in how to effectively manage geriatric disorders
  • Updated information reflects the most recent and relevant information on the Geriatric Clinical Specialty Exam.
  • Standard APTA terminology introduces you to the terms you will hear in practice.
  • Expert authorship ensures all information is authoritative, current, and clinically accurate.
  • NEW! Thoroughly revised and updated content across all chapters keeps you up to date with the latest geriatric physical therapy protocols and conditions.
  • NEW! References located at the end of each chapter point you towards credible external sources for further information on a given topic.
  • NEW! Treatment chapters guide you in managing common conditions in orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, and neurology.
  • NEW! Chapter on functional outcomes and assessment lists relevant scores for the most frequently used tests.
  • NEW! Chapter on psychosocial aspects of aging give students a well-rounded view of the social and mental conditions commonly affecting their geriatric patients.
  • NEW! Chapter on frailty covers a wide variety of interventions to optimize treatment.
  • NEW! Enhanced eBook format is included with purchase.
 

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Contents

Geriatric Physical Therapy in the 21st Century Overarching Principles and Approaches to Practice
1
Aging Demographics and Trends
17
AgeRelated Physiological Changes An Overview
38
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
55
Environmental Design Accommodating Sensory Changes and Mobility Limitations in the Older Adult
85
Geriatric Pharmacology
102
Functional Performance Measures and Assessment for Older Adults
137
Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
166
Impaired Motor Control and Neurologic Rehabilitation in Older Adults
379
Aerobic Capacity and the Management of the Patient with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Limitations
400
Cognitive Issues in the Older Adult
425
The Management of PostSurgical Orthopedic Conditions in the Older Adult
453
Management of Integumentary Conditions in Older Adults
486
Management of the Pelvic Floor in Older Men and Women
502
Wellness in the Older Adult
527
Acute Care Management of the Older Adult
544

AgeRelated Changes in Gait and Mobility
201
Balance and Falls in Older Adults
220
Patient Education Implications for Physical Therapist Practice
240
Caregiving of the Older Adult
265
The Older Adult Who Is Frail
283
Management of the Acutely Ill and Medically Complex Older Patient
309
Impaired Joint Mobility in Older Adults
344
Impaired Muscle Performance in Older Adults
365
Postacute Care Management of the Older Adult
574
Home Health Management of the Older Adult
592
Hospice and End of Life
612
The Senior Athlete
646
Health Policy for Physical Therapists and Older Adults
665
Index
700
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