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The most definitive, balanced case-based guide to effectively managing geriatric disorders.
- 200 total cases examine both acute and chronic stage settings, and provides suggested tests and measures
- Cases focus on orthopedics and neurology for consistency with board exams, which concentrate in these therapeutic areas
- 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 integral processes and procedures
Geriatric Physical Therapyprovides the most authoritative overview available on managing the special needs of the elderly in all health care settings. Through 200 cases, the text offers a skill-building balance of theory and clinical application of knowledge in caring for the older adult population. This timely, much-needed book addresses and incorporates aspects of prevention, fitness, and wellness into the rehabilitative model of care for elders with and without pathological conditions.
Each case inGeriatric Physical Therapy is designed to help you learn how to apply geriatric physical therapy concepts to specific patient situations. The cases are presented in a consistent manner—similar to what you would see in a clinical setting—and focus on one primary topic or problem. Also included in this must-have reference is turnkey coverage on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and interventi