Principles of Geriatric Physiotherapy

by Narinder Kaur Multani, Satish Kumar Verma

Many books providing current and accurate information on the problems of older people are available in the market. However, few books address the evaluation and treatment techniques that are used particularly by the physical therapists. Thus, Principles of Geriatric Physiotherapy presents a special set of information with regard to physiotherapeutic skills to evaluate and treat the older patients. The text is organized into eleven chapters. The first chapter introduces the readers with the concept of geriatric physiotherapy. The second chapter presents the age-related changes in various physiological systems so that the reader can understand the pathophysiology of the common disorders of elderly individuals. The third chapter provides critical information on the response of the older person to exercise. The fourth chapter presents a comprehensive approach of evaluating the geriatric patients along with the assessment instruments. The fifth chapter presents physiotherapy strategies and techniques with necessary modifications for the geriatric patient. The sixth to eleventh chapters deals with the specific conditions and problems of elderly with special emphasis on physiotherapeutic interventions. We hope that information provided in the book will make the students and clinical physiotherapists enable to employ the physiotherapeutic skills and knowledge for the betterment of older people.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Multani Narinder Kaur
Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
2. Verma Satish Kumar Dean Research, Dean Faculty of Medicine, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9788184481051
Speciality Physiotherapy
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10676
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 192
Book Type Professional


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