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Fact or fiction: The “four-uns” of geriatrics

Doreen Bauer
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 38, No 4 | a905 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v38i4.905 | © 2018 Doreen Bauer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 October 2018 | Published: 31 December 1982

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Doreen Bauer, Queen Elizabeth Geriatric Centre, Australia

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An edited version of a paper presented to the SASP whilst the author was Guest Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, this article presents a positive viewpoint about physiotherapy services for elderly people. There is a great deal of challenges, and potential reward, in geriatric physiotherapy, but therapists must be appropriately educated, creative and enthusiastic. A rapidly increasing elderly population, which will include physiotherapists, demands a more active contribution from physiotherapists if unnecessary dependency is to be prevented or ameliorated.

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