Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations.
Part 2: Contexts for Examination and Intervention.
Part 3: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and the Plan of Care.
Part 4: Special Problems and Interventions.
Part 5: Special Populations and the Continuum of Care.
Part 6: Societal Issues. Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it₂ ₂