Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults by Kay A. Van NormanExercise and Wellness for Older Adults, is an essential guide to creating exercise and wellness programmes for older adults. The text helps readers make the critical shift from expectations of decline to a focus on maximising functional ability.
Publication Date: 2010-04-07
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Active Older Adults by Kevin P. SpeerWith the rise in active participation in sports and exercise by older people, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Active Older Adultsis both timely and instructive. It explores the issues involved in working with active older adults, providing a valuable resource to help sports medicine professionals prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries for this growing population. Geared toward those working with active seniors—from competitive and recreational athletes to fitness enthusiasts—Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Active Older Adults contains the information to help practitioners -strengthen their understanding of general issues in sports medicine for active seniors; -explore prevention of, and determine treatment for, specific injuries; -apply to their own practice the knowledge of specialists experienced in working with older populations; and -implement and supervise appropriate conservative therapies. Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Active Older Adultswas written by a team of specialists with extensive experience in treating active seniors. While it emphasizes conservative treatment over surgery, it also guides readers in knowing when to refer a client to a surgeon, how to prepare a client for what might happen when referred, and what type of surgery might be indicated. Therapists and trainers will strengthen their ability to explain their basis for both treatment and referral. Part Ifocuses on a variety of issues in sports medicine for active seniors, including senescent changes in the musculoskeletal system, exercise testing and prescription, and factoring the kinetic chain into prevention and therapy. Flexibility, stretching, and massage for older people are also covered, as are nutrition, nutritional supplements, and pharmacology. Part II, organized by anatomical areas, delves into specific injuries and conditions in active seniors. This approach helps readers easily locate regional musculoskeletal problems and identify appropriate rehabilitation procedures. These regions include the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, spine, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. Common injuries, conditions, and treatments are explored in each area. Accompanying photos and illustrations supplement the text, showing stretches for all parts of the body, exercises for both injury prevention and rehabilitation, diagnostic techniques (including special tests and best X-ray positions) and various treatment options. The result is a reference that facilitates understanding of the issues involved in preventing and treating injuries in active older people and in helping them recover and return to full activity as soon as possible.
Call Number: RC 1218 .A33 I55 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-23
Lilias! Yoga by Lilias FolanMillions of Americans have turned to yoga to help them feel strong, healthy, and balanced. While traditional yoga poses and stretches can be a problem for stiffer, less pliable bodies, age should not limit your practice. Here, Lilias Folan--America’s most beloved yoga teacher--introduces "yin” yoga, a specific, safe, and creative way to stretch and strengthen within each yoga posture. This unique technique can only be found within these pages. Whatever you’re looking for at this time of life--wisdom, energy, bliss, or just a chance to feel better--Lilias will show you how to find it.
Call Number: RA 781.7 .F646 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Exercise and the Aged eBooks
Promoting Exercise and Behavior Change in Older Adults by Patricia M. Burbank; Deborah RiebeExercise in later life is important for health and well-being, yet motivating older adults to exercise can be difficult. This book addresses that need by tailoring "The Transtheoretical Model" of behavior change to the client's level of readiness for change. The contributors show how TTM can be used to help older adults with varying needs and abilities to change their exercise behaviors. This book is essential for health care professionals including nurses, exercise specialists, occupational therapists, social workers, and others interested in helping older adults incorporate exercise into their daily lives.