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Rehabilitation of the older patient: a case report

July 08, 2014

The likelihood of encountering a disabled older patient in clinical practice will dramatically increase over the next few years due to our aging population. Whether the disability is a result of a post-traumatic injury or the consequences of a degenerative process, it is important to understand the health care needs of this rapidly growing segment

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The necessity of strength training for the older patient

July 04, 2014

Muscle strength is considered to be the most physiologically limiting factor of the older patient and a determinant of their functional status. The physiological benefits of exercise in general are well documented. Over the past five years research has shown that exercise, particularly strength training, is not only important, but necessary for successful aging. The

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Developing a community-based educational program for older persons

July 02, 2014

Chiropractic pedagogy is recognizing the importance of community-based education. This article describes the manner in which a series of community-based presentations were developed, specifically targeting the elderly. With support from both the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Chiropractic Association, presentations were developed that primarily addressed the three areas of greatest concern to older

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Chiropractic Care of the Older Person: Developing an Evidence-Based Approach

June 27, 2014

Geriatric care has assumed a more dominant position in the health care delivery system. This article discusses the results of a literature search on geriatric chiropractic care with the ultimate goal of promoting a “best practice” approach. Fifty nine articles were found that discussed geriatric chiropractic education (N = 3), demographic and epidemiological studies (N

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A narrative review of the published chiropractic literature regarding older patients from 2001–2010

June 06, 2014

Introduction: The purpose of this article was to perform a narrative review of the chiropractic literature regarding older patients between 2001 and 2010. Methods: A three step search strategy of the literature involved electronic searching, hand searching and reference tracking. Results: One hundred and eighty eight articles germane to chiropractic geriatric practice and education were

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