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Physiotherapy with Older People

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ISBN: 9780702019319

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Physiotherapy with Older People

By Barrie Pickles, Ann Compton, MCSP, Grad Dip Phys, SRP, Cheryl A. Cott, Janet M. Simpson and Anthony A. Vandervoort

450 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 1995
$149.00, Paperback, Reference

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Most of the people receiving physiotherapy are middle-aged or older, thus it is important for all physiotherapists to acquire the knowledge and skills particular to working with older people. The role of the physiotherapist is not restricted to reducing disability, but also encompasses the promotion of positive health, and Barrie Pickles and colleagues have taken the innovative approach of combining both of these aspects in this research-based, comprehensive textbook. 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

Future Directions

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


Motor learning

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.

Key Features

  • Multiauthored by an international team of experts
  • Includes normal psychological and physiological changes with age
  • Discusses strategies for accurate assessment, and reasoned delivery of care
  • Covers working with healthy, ill and disabled people in a variety of settings


    Undergraduate and Qualified Physiotherapists.
    Standing Order Category: 4200

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    Author Information

    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

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