Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric
physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors
Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current
information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes
on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize
optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can
use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise
Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired
Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically
accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale
for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing
clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical
Therapy Specialization exam.
- Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders.
- Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
- A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts.
- Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference.
- A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures.
- Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills.
- Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice.
New To This Edition:
- A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process.
- A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities.
- New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy.
- Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability
- A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Foundations
1. Geriatric Physical Therapy in the 21st Century: Overarching Principles and
Approaches to Practice
2. Implications of an Aging Population for Rehabilitation: Demography, Mortality, and Morbidity
3. Physiology of Aging-related Decline and its Functional Impact
4. Geriatric Pharmacology
5. Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
Part 2: Contexts for Examination and Intervention
6. Health and Function: Patient Management Principles
7. Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in Older Adults
8. Cognitive impairment in Older Adults
9. Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient
10. Motivation and Patient Education: Implication for Physical Therapist Practice
11. Older Adults and Their Families
Part 3: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and the Plan of Care
12. Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance
13. Impaired Joint Mobility
14. Impaired Muscle Performance
15. Impaired Motor Control
16. Impaired Posture
17. Ambulation: Impact of Age-related Changes on Functional Mobility
18. Balance and Falls
Part 4: Special Problems and Interventions
19. Impaired Integumentary Integrity
20. Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Men
21. Conservative Pain Management for the Older Adult
22. Lower Limb Orthothese for Older Adults
23. Prosthetic Management for the Older Adult with Lower Limb Amputation
Part 5: Special Populations and the Continuum of Care
24. Wellness for the Aging Adult
25. Home-health Physical Therapy
26. Patient Management in Post-Acute Inpatient Settings
27. Hospice and End of Life
28. Senior Athlete
29. Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Part 6: Societal Issues
30. Reimbursement and Payment Policy
31. Health Policy and Advocacy in the United States: A Perspective for Geriatric Physical Therapy
By Andrew A. Guccione, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA, Deputy Director, Health Services Research & Development at Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington DC; Rita Wong, EdD, PT, Physical Therapy Department Chair, Professor of Physical Therapy, Marymount University, Arlington, VA and Dale Avers, PT, DPT PhD, Director, Post Professional DPT Program, Department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health Professions, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY