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Physiotherapy with Older People


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A research-based introduction to the principles and practice of physiotherapy with older people. Written by an international team of experts, the text is divided into the following sections: background to aging, the aging process, working with older people, management of impairments and disabilities, handicaps of aging, integrated case management, and future directions. Also discusses strategies for the accurate assessment of patient conditions, and for the reasoned delivery of care.

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    By Barrie Pickles, Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada; Ann Compton, Physiotherapy Consultant, Formerly Course Leader, Diploma in Community Physiotherapy, Southampton Institute of Higher Education, Southampton, UK; Cheryl A. Cott, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy/Centre for Studies of Aging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Janet M. Simpson, Lady Youde Lecturer in the Rehabilitation of Elderly People, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK; and Anthony A. Vandervoort, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

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Physiotherapy with Older People
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 450 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-1931-9
  • Copyright: 1995