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Physical activity in geriatrics

AUTHOR: Jorge Rodrigo Rodríguez, Lecturer, E.U. of Physiotherapy of Toledo (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), Member of the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology. This essay prentends to give directions on those aspects related to the development and application of a physical activity program for elderly people. OBJETIVES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN GERIATRICS Age involves a reduction in the muscle tone and in the movement amplitude, a degradation in the motor coordination, and a reduction in the respiratory capacities. Therefore, at 60, it is already seen a ...
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Physiotherapy in geriatric centers – directed active exercises and activities in every day life

AUTHOR: J. Moreno Sanjuán. Bachelor in Physiotherapy Physiotherapist of Avilés  “San Agustín” Hospital C/ Severo Ochoa 21 – 8º I 33400 – Avilés Asturias Tlfno: 985932428 email:javivimosan@telecable.es RESUMEN Siendo cada vez mayor el numero de personas que ingresan en residencias geriátricas, se impone la realización de protocolos por parte del fisioterapeuta para intentar que las actividades de la vida diaria (AVD) no se vean impedidas en los últimos años de la vida. En el presente trabaj ...
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Parkinson s Disease

Author: Carlos de la Torre Domingo University Graduate in Physical Therapy. Professor of Physical Therapy. Alfonso El Sabio University. Madrid. Responsible of the Geriatric Residence "Bellas Vistas". Madrid. INDEX 1. Introduction. 2. Etiology. 3. Clinic -Akinesia. -Stiffness. -Tremor at rest. 4.Evaluation of the Parkinson Patient: -Valuation of the locomotor system. -Valuation of other systems. 5. Physical Medicine Therapy: -Cinesitherapic Activities. -Control of the Posture Trend in Flexion. -Exercises for Self-Autonomy. 6. Personal Considerations. 7. Bi ...
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