Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual

ISBN-10: 0443076510

ISBN-13: 9780443076510

Edition: 1999

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Description: The geriatric rehabilitation manual provides convenient, quick-access information on the evaluation and treatment of a complete range of geriatric diseases and disorders.

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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 479
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Dedications
Contributors
Foreword
Preface to the first edition
Preface
Acknowledgements
Anatomical and Physiological Considerations
Wholeness of the individual
Skeletal muscle function in older people
Effects of aging on bone
Effects of age on joints and ligaments
Aging and the central nervous system
Cardiac considerations in the older patient
Pulmonary considerations in the older patient
Effects of aging on the digestive system
Effects of aging on vascular function
Thermoregulation: considerations for aging people
The aging immune system
Pharmacology considerations for the aging individual
Laboratory assessment considerations for the aging individual
Imaging
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Posture
Muscle weakness and therapeutic exercise
Contractures
Postpolio syndrome
Osteoporosis
Rheumatic conditions
The shoulder
Total hip arthroplasty
Total knee arthroplasty
The aging bony thorax
Conditions of the geriatric cervical spine
Disorders of the geriatric thoracic and lumbosacral spine
Orthopedic trauma
Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders
Neurological trauma
Rehabilitation after stroke
Senile dementia and cognitive impairment
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson's disease
Tremors, chorea and other involuntary movement
Generalized peripheral neuropathy
Localized peripheral neuropathies
Neoplasms
Neoplasms of the brain
Neoplasms of the breast
Gastric and colon neoplasms
Neoplasms of the skin
Neoplasms of the prostate
Cardiopulmonary Disease
Exercise considerations for aging adults
Clinical development and progression of heart disease
Cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances
Heart failure and valvular heart disease
Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators
Invasive cardiac procedures
Pulmonary diseases
Blood Vessel Changes, Circulatory and Skin Disorders
Diabetes
Amputations
Wound management
The sensitive foot
Skin disorders
Aging and Pathological Sensorium
Functional vision changes in the normal and aging eye
Functional changes in the aging ear
Considerations in elder patient communication
Specific Problems
Dysphagia
Incontinence of the bowel and bladder
Iatrogenesis in older individuals
Hormone replacement therapy
Dizziness
Balance testing and training
Fracture consdierations
Stiffness
Fatigue
The function of the aging hand
Overweight and obesity
Evaluation of pain in older individuals
Special Physical Therapeutic Intervention Techniques
Conservative interventions for pain control
Gait training
Orthotics
Prosthetics
Complementary therapies for the aging patient
Aquatic therapy
Social and Government Implications, Ethics and Dying
Legal considerations
Ethics
Physical therapy and the generational conflict
Medicare
The end of life
The Rehabilitation Team
Caregivers: the sustaining force
Interdisciplinary geriatric assessment
Gerontological and geriatric nursing
Geriatric occupational therapy
Geriatric physical therapy
Providing social services to the older client
Index
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