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Background to Aging
The Aging Process
Working with Older People
Management of Impairments and Disabilities
Handicaps of Aging
Integrated Case Management
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
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.