A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation E-Book, 3rd Edition

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Edited by Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, Ronald W. Scott, PT, JD, EdD, LLM, MSBA, John O. Barr, PhD, PT and Michael L. Moran, ScD, PT
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05-09-2014
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    • A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients
    • Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field
    • Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear
    • Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients
    • Collaborative international perspective

    Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives.

    Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients.

    Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members.


    Key Features
      • A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients
      • Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field
      • Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear
      • Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients
      • Collaborative international perspective
      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
      ISBN 9780702060588
      Author Information Edited by Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, Kauffman Physical Therapy, Lancaster, PA, USA; Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Ronald W. Scott, PT, JD, EdD, LLM, MSBA, Health Law Attorney-Mediator, Private Practice, San Antonio, TX; Associate Professor, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT; 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
      Table of Content Dedications
      Contributors
      Foreword
      Preface to the second edition
      Preface to the first edition
      Acknowledgements

      UNIT ONE: 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 TWO: MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
      15. Posture
      16. Muscle weakness and therapeutic exercise
      17. Motor neuron pathologies: postpolio syndrome and ALS
      18. Osteoporosis and spine fractures
      19. Rheumatic conditions
      20. The shoulder
      21. Total hip arthroplasty
      22. Total knee arthroplasty
      23. The aging bony thorax
      24. The geriatric spine
      25. Orthopedic trauma

      UNIT THREE: NEUROMUSCULAR AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
      26. Neurological trauma
      27. Rehabilitation after stroke
      28. Neurocognitive disorders
      29. Multiple sclerosis
      30. Parkinson's disease
      31. Tremor and other involuntary movement
      32. Generalized peripheral neuropathy
      33. Localized peripheral neuropathies

      UNIT FOUR: NEOPLASMS
      34. Neoplasms of the brain
      35. Neoplasms of the breast
      36. Gastric and colon neoplasms
      37. Neoplasms of the skin
      38. Neoplasms of the prostate

      UNIT FIVE: CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASE
      39. Exercise considerations for aging adults
      40. Clinical development and progression of coronary heart disease
      41. Cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances
      42. Heart failure and valvular heart disease
      43. Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators
      44. Invasive cardiac procedures
      45. Pulmonary diseases

      UNIT SIX: BLOOD VESSEL CHANGES, CIRCULATORY AND SKIN DISORDERS
      46. Diabetes
      47. Amputations
      48. Wound management
      49. The insensitive foot
      50. Skin disorders

      UNIT SEVEN: AGING AND PATHOLOGICAL SENSORIUM
      51. Functional vision changes in the normal and aging eye
      52. Functional changes in the aging ear
      53. Considerations in elder patient communication

      UNIT EIGHT: SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
      54. Dysphagia
      55. Incontinence of the bowel and bladder
      56. Iatrogenesis in older adults
      57. Hormone replacement therapy
      58. Dizziness
      59. Balance testing and training
      60. Fracture consdierations
      61. Contractures and stiffness
      62. Fatigue
      63. The aging wrist and hand
      64. Overweight and obesity
      65. Frailty in older persons
      66. Evaluation of pain in older individuals

      UNIT NINE: SPECIAL PHYSICAL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES
      67. Conservative interventions for pain control
      68. Gait training
      69. Orthotics
      70. Prosthetics
      71. Complementary therapies for the aging patient
      72. Safe Pilates for bone health
      73. Aquatic therapy

      UNIT TEN: SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENT IMPLICATIONS, ETHICS AND DYING
      74. Legal considerations
      75. Ethics
      76. Generational conflict and healthcare for older persons
      77. The end of life
      78. Entry-level competencies for health professionals who work with older adults

      UNIT ELEVEN: THE REHABILITATION TEAM
      79. Caregivers: valuing unpaid care
      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

      Index

      Publication Date 05-09-2014
      Pages 528
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