Emphasizes therapeutic procedures utilized by physical therapist assistants. Allows the student to practice elements of patient care and therapeutic skills. The procedures include therapeutic modalities (excluding electrotherapy), goniometry and therapeutic massage. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course prepares the student to apply therapeutic modalities, goniometry and therapeutic massage skills. Further, it provides the student with the background to determine applicability of the stated procedures, e.g., the patient examination skills to determine safety, indication of the procedures, as well as the skills to assess the success of the treatment administered. Proper documentation and communication of the treatment application and patient outcome is included.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Prerequisites are BIO 141-142 - "Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II", or the equivalent; concurrent enrollment or successful completion of PTH 151 - "Musculoskeletal Structure and Function"; concurrent enrollment in PTH 105 - "Introduction to Physical Therapy".
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: