Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


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.
  • Over 250 new illustrations
  • More than 100 Contributors representing over 9 international countries
  • 8 new chapters including Imaging, Fatigue, Aging Hand, Obesity, Complementary Therapies for the Aging Patient
  • Latest information on evaluation and treatment skills
  • New design to help you find the relevant information quickly
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 arrhythmias and conduction disturbances 44. Heart failure and valvular heart disease 45. Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators 46. Invasive cardiac procedures 47. Pulmonary diseases

UNIT 6 BLOOD VESSEL CHANGES, CIRCULATORY AND SKIN DISORDERS 48. Diabetes 49. Amputations 50. Wound management 51. The sensitive foot 52. Skin disorders

UNIT 7 AGING AND PATHOLOGICAL SENSORIUM 53. Functional vision changes in the normal and aging eye 54. Functional changes in the aging ear 55. Considerations in elder patient communication

UNIT 8 SPECIFIC PROBLEMS 56. Dysphagia 57. Incontinence of the bowel and bladder 58. Iatrogenesis in older individuals 59. Hormone replacement therapy 60. Dizziness 61. Balance testing and training 62. Fracture consdierations 63. Stiffness 64. Fatigue 65. The function of the aging hand 66. Overweight and obesity 67. Evaluation of pain in older individuals

UNIT 9 SPECIAL PHYSICAL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES 68. Conservative interventions for pain control 69. Gait training 70. Orthotics 71. Prosthetics 72. Complementary therapies for the aging patient 73. Aquatic therapy

UNIT 10 SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENT IMPLICATIONS, ETHICS AND DYING 74. Legal considerations 75. Ethics 76. Physical therapy and the generational conflict 77. Medicare 78. The end of life

UNIT 11 THE REHABILITATION TEAM 79. Caregivers: the sustaining force 80. Interdisciplinary geriatric assessment 81. Gerontological and geriatric nursing 82. Geriatric occupational therapy 83. Geriatric physical therapy 84. Providing social services to the older client


Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, Kauffman Physical Therapy, Lancaster, PA, USA; Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, John O. Barr, PhD, PT, Professor and Director, Physical Therapy Department, St Ambrose University, Davenport IA, USA and Michael L. Moran, ScD, PT, Department of Physical Therapy, College Misercordia, Dallas, PA
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