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Physiotherapy Practice in Residential Aged Care By Jennifer C. Nitz

Physiotherapy Practice in Residential Aged Care
by Jennifer C. Nitz

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Highlights and illustrates the range of knowledge and treatment skills to the physiotherapist. This title looks at the physiological changes accompanying the aging process as well as the physiotherapist's role in assessment, preventing residents' injuries and promoting life satisfaction.
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Physiotherapy Practice in Residential Aged Care by Jennifer C. Nitz

With the numbers of entrants to residential aged care facilities steadily growing, there is more than ever the need for a text specially written for all professionals interested, or already working, in this specialised area of practice. Physiotherapy Practice in Residential Aged Care will assist all those pursuing excellence in this field by highlighting and illustrating the range of knowledge and treatment skills unique to the physiotherapist. Clearly and systematically written, this valuable new text looks at the physiological changes accompanying the ageing process as well as the physiotherapist's role in assessment, preventing residents' injuries and promoting life satisfaction. Major presenting problems relating to being immobile, barely mobile, or ambulatory are examined. Information and strategies to assist with residents suffering from pain, osteoporosis, incontinence or disorders requiring palliation are covered as well as a special chapter on aquatic physiotherapy in response to the increasing use of pools in aged care facilities. Focus on physical therapy in residential aged care, with coverage of all relevant topics Clearly organized, up to date, and easy to read Boxed key points, summaries, artwork, photos, and drawings throughout

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Table of Contents


I. AGING AND ITS ATTENDANTS 1. Physiological changes with age 2. The physiotherapist's contribution to resident assessment 3. Resident injuries 4. Life satisfaction II. CARE OF THE IMMOBILE OR BARELY MOBILE RESIDENT 5. The complexity of the immobile or barely mobile resident 6. Managing problems encountered in immobile or barely mobile residents 7. What about beds and chairs? III. THE CHALLENGE OF THE MOBILE RESIDENT 8. The profile of the mobile resident and how to protect such residents from falls 9. A theoretical framework for the assessment and treatment of balance and mobility deficits in the elderly 10. Retraining balance using task-focused workstations 11. Exercise prescription in residential aged care facilities 12. Osteoporosis 13. Aquatic physiotherapy for residents in aged care facilities 14. Physiotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction in the aged care setting IV. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PAIN AND PALLIATIVE CARE 15. Pain in the elderly 16. Physiotherapy in palliative care Appendix 1. Case studies Appendix 2. Outcome measures Appendix 3. Suggestions for successful case conferences Appendix 4. Electrotherapy considerations in aged care practice Appendix 5. Mobility aids

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GOR007144402
Physiotherapy Practice in Residential Aged Care by Jennifer C. Nitz
Jennifer C. Nitz
Used - Good
Paperback
Elsevier Health Sciences
2004-09-07
396
075068772X
9780750687720
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.