Background to Aging
The Aging Process
Working with Older People
Management of Impairments and Disabilities
Handicaps of Aging
Integrated Case Management
Within these broad areas, the authors provide a thorough and readable introduction to the many complex and challenging issues that form part of or influence health care and health education for the older adult, including:
Posture and gait
Health promotion programs
Specific clinical problems, such as pain, stroke and incontinence
The book is written from a global perspective, the link between theory and practice is made both within each individual chapter and by means of helpful case studies. Students will find this attractively presented text a stimulating introduction to the theoretical background and principles of physiotherapy, practice older people.
Compton, Ann Formerly Superintendent Community Physiotherapist, Southampton and South West Hants, and Course Leader, Postgraduate Diploma in Community Physiotherapy, Southampton Institute; Founder Chairman and Former Education Officer (now Honorary Life Member) Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in the Community.
Cott, Cheryl A. Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy/Centre for Studies of Aging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Simpson, Janet M. Lady Youde Lecturer in the Rehabilitation of Elderly People, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.
Vandervoort, Anthony A. Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.