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This text takes a conservative approach to treatment and management of common neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the elderly, covering the basic science of aging, including musculoskeletal, neurological, posture, and gait changes.
Section I: Basic Science of Aging.
Chapter 1: Musculoskeletal Changes with Age.
Chapter 2: Neurologic Changes with Age.
Chapter 3: Immobilization Degeneration of Soft Tissues.
Chapter 4: The Age-Related Challenges of Posture and Balance.
Section II: Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions.
Chapter 5: Osteoporosis.
Chapter 6: Managing Geriatric Spine Patients.
Chapter 7: Muscle Syndromes.
Chapter 8: Common Conditions of the Upper Extremity.
Chapter 9: Common Conditions of the Lower Extremity.
Section III: Prevention and Health Promotion.
Chapter 10: Comprehensive Assessment Related to Independent Living.
Chapter 11: Health Risk Assessment and Intervention in the Elderly.
Chapter 12: Physical Activity and Exercise for the Older Adult.
Chapter 13: Rehabilitation Strategies for the Older Adult.
Chapter 14. Psychosocial Issues for an Aging Population.
Appendix: Geriatric Resources in Cyberage.