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Physiotherapy with Older People

Physiotherapy with Older People

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Most of the people receiving physiotherapy are middle-aged or older, thus it is important for all physiotherapists to acquire the knowledge and skills particular to working with older people. The role of the physiotherapist is not restricted to reducing disability, but also encompasses the promotion of positive health, and Barrie Pickles and colleagues have taken the innovative approach of combining both of these aspects in this research-based, comprehensive textbook. Written by an international team of experts, the text is divided into the following sections:
Background to Aging
The Aging Process
Working with Older People
Management of Impairments and Disabilities
Handicaps of Aging
Integrated Case Management
Future Directions
Within these broad areas, the authors provide a thorough and readable introduction to the many complex and challenging issues that form part of or influence health care and health education for the older adult, including:
Posture and gait
Communication
Motor learning
Health promotion programs
Specific clinical problems, such as pain, stroke and incontinence
The book is written from a global perspective, the link between theory and practice is made both within each individual chapter and by means of helpful case studies. Students will find this attractively presented text a stimulating introduction to the theoretical background and principles of physiotherapy, practice older people.
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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. MANAGEMENT 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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      9780702019319
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      9780702019319
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      Apr 18, 2024
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    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Sep 6, 1995

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