Carleen Lindsey’s Valuable Web Site Resources

for the Geriatric Rehabilitation Practitioner

  • – Exercise sheets (pdf), information re: direct treatment, continuing ed ed courses (Geriatric Exercise, Osteoporosis, Manual Therapy)
  • National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults aged 50 and Older . Collaboration of private and professional sectors. Therapists, physicians, and researchers developed and refined the document.
  • PubMed: Enter any topic of interest in “search” and a list will appear. If you click the pulldown menu for “display”, click “abstract” and then click the word “display”, the full abstracts will be displayed.
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Enter any topic of interest in “search” and a list of references 0 will appear for that topic specifically oriented toward physical therapy orientation on the issue. “Open Door” – full text article service available to members only (login, click on “Research.”)
  • Geriatrics Section APTA Includes links to both the Osteoporosis Special Interest group and the Balance and Falls Special Interest group.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Enter any topic of interest in “search” and a list of references will appear for that topic specifically oriented toward occupational therapy orientation on the issue.
  • The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Variety of resources to promote healthy aging for persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation Sponsored the U Conn Health Center authored Boning Up patient care booklet. Created many brochures and one “up-tempo” exercise video.
  • The Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention
    Stroke – sponsored by the American Heart Association . Browse and search out articles covering all aspects of stroke research.
  • Older Womens’ Health . US Dept of Health and Human Services. OWH works to promote older women’s health through programs and activities related to wellness after menopause.
  • World Health Organization
  • National Prescribing Service Limited . Evidence-based information about medicines. Non-profit, Australian organization.
  • Hip Protector garment sites:,
  • CanesCanada – very accommodating, make short canes as well as left/right handed.
  • European Respiratory Journal: Free full-text journal downloads
  • Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General (2004)
  • The Merck Manual Medical Library:
  • Mulligan Concept Books and videos, etc
  • Scientific evidence and tests and measures (under the “Tools” menu) for rehab therapists, patients and health care payors. 1500 full-text articles available.
  • Information re: Tai Chi and balance treatment.
  • Phoenix Core Solutions pelvic floor, abdominal, back, balance exercises. Courses, videos, equipment, validating research.
  • Modifying Pilates for osteoporosis patients
    CDC Data and Statistics on Older Americans
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