Physiotherapy with Older People, 1st Edition

Authors :
Barrie Pickles & Ann Compton & Cheryl A. Cott & Janet M. Simpson & Anthony A. Vandervoort
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 ...view more
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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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, MCSP, Grad Dip Phys, SRP, 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; 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