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Complementary Therapies in Geriatric Practice

Selected Topics

Edited by Ann Burkhardt, Jodi Carlson

Routledge – 2002 – 108 pages

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    978-0-7890-1432-0
    February 14th 2002
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Description

Use these techniques to promote the wellness of your elderly clients!

This book explores current trends in alternative therapy and geriatric rehabilitation and the use of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) techniques in physical and occupational treatment sessions with older adults.

According to editor Ann Burkhardt, ”Rehabilitation and the complementary medicine movement are intrinsically compatible since they both tend to view people holistically-as more than the sum of their component parts. Each philosophy emphasizes quality of life and empowers people to participate in life change and health enhancement.”

In addition to describing the science behind alternative and complementary therapies and discussing indications and contraindications, Complementary Therapies in Geriatric Practice presents a number of different therapeutic approaches, including:

  • energy therapies
  • Tai Chi
  • mental rehearsal
  • incorporating spirituality into occupational therapy practice
  • occupational therapy as a means to wellness for the elderly
By providing information about these topics and more, Complementary Therapies in Geriatric Practice will help you expand the possibilities of your geriatric rehabilitation practice and bring about more positive outcomes for your patients!

Contents

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Occupational Therapy as a Means to Wellness with the Elderly
  • The Application of Tai Chi Chuan in Rehabilitation and Preventive Care of the Geriatric Population
  • Energy Therapies for Physical and Occupational Therapists Working with Older Adults
  • Mental Rehearsal as a Complementary Treatment in Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Addressing Spirituality and Religious Life in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Name: Complementary Therapies in Geriatric Practice: Selected Topics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Ann Burkhardt, Jodi Carlson. Use these techniques to promote the wellness of your elderly clients!This book explores current trends in alternative therapy and geriatric rehabilitation and the use of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) techniques in physical and occupational...
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