Offering a comprehensive look at physical therapy science and practice,Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy, 4th Editionis a perfect resource for both students and practitioners alike. Year after year, this text is recommended as the primary preparatory resource for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. And this new fourth edition only gets better. Content has been thoroughly revised to keep you up to date on the latest geriatric physical therapy protocols and conditions. Five new chapters have also been added to this edition to help you learn how to better manage common orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, and neurologic conditions; become familiar with functional outcomes and assessments; and better understand the psychosocial aspects of aging. In all, you can rely onGuccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapyto help you effectively care for today’s aging patient population.
Comprehensive coverage of geriatric physical therapyprepares students and clinicians you to provide thoughtful, evidence-based care for aging patients.
Combination of foundational knowledge and clinically relevant informationgives you a meaningful background in how to effectively manage geriatric disorders
Updated informationreflects the most recent and relevant information on theGeriatric Clinical Specialty Exam.
Standard APTA terminologyintroduces you to the terms you will hear in practice.
Expert authorshipensures all information is authoritative, current, and clinically accurate.
NEW! Thoroughly revised and updated content across all chapterskeeps you up to date with the latest geriatric physical therapy protocols and conditions.
NEW! References located at the end of each chapterpoint you towards credible external sources for further information on a given topic.
NEW! Treatment chaptersguide you in managing common conditions in orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, and neurology.
NEW! Chapter on functional outcomes and assessmentlists relevant scores for the most frequently used tests.
NEW! Chapter on psychosocial aspects of aginggive students a well-rounded view of the social and mental conditions commonly affecting their geriatric patients.
NEW! Chapter on frailtycovers a wide variety of interventions to optimize treatment.
NEW! Enhanced eBook formatis included with purchase.