Geriatric Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition

Geriatric Physical Therapy

3rd Edition

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


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
  6. Part 2: Contexts for Examination and Intervention

  7. Health and Function: Patient Management Principles
  8. Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in Older Adults
  9. Cognitive impairment in Older Adults
  10. Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient
  11. Motivation and Patient Education: Implication for Physical Therapist Practice
  12. Older Adults and Their Families
  13. Part 3: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and the Plan of Care

  14. Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance
  15. Impaired Joint Mobility
  16. Impaired Muscle Performance
  17. Impaired Motor Control
  18. Impaired Posture
  19. Ambulation: Impact of Age-related Changes on Functional Mobility
  20. Balance and Falls
  21. Part 4: Special Problems and Interventions

  22. Impaired Integumentary Integrity
  23. Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Men
  24. Conservative Pain Management for the Older Adult
  25. Lower Limb Orthothese for Older Adults
  26. Prosthetic Management for the Older Adult with Lower Limb Amputation
  27. Part 5: Special Populations and the Continuum of Care

  28. Wellness for the Aging Adult
  29. Home-health Physical Therapy
  30. Patient Management in Post-Acute Inpatient Settings
  31. Hospice and End of Life
  32. Senior Athlete
  33. Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  34. Part 6: Societal Issues

  35. Reimbursement and Payment Policy
  36. Health Policy and Advocacy in the United States: A Perspective for Geriatric Physical Therapy