COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PTH 225 - REHABILITATION
PROCEDURES (5 CR.)
Focuses on rehabilitation
techniques utilized in the treatment of disabling conditions, Emphasizes
advanced exercise procedures, prosthetic and orthotic training, and other
specialized techniques. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
PTH 225 - Rehabilitation
Procedures is designed to provide a basic knowledge, understanding and
application of treatment strategies utilized in rehabilitation populations.
The neurorehab population is emphasized. The course consists of coordinated
lectures and laboratory practice in techniques commonly utilized in rehabilitation.
Significant effort is directed toward obtaining opportunities for clinical
observations and experiences to acquire and practice learned techniques.
Therapeutic programs are explored for patients with specific disabilities
such as brain and spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, orthopedic
and soft tissue problems and degenerative disorders. Principles of growth
and development and facilitation techniques are emphasized.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Prerequisites for this
course are as follows:
- "Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II"
PTH 105 - "Introduction
to Physical Therapy"
PTH 121 - "Therapeutic
PTH 151 - "Musculoskeletal
Structure and Function"
PTH 115 - "Kinesiology
for the Physical Therapist Assistant"
PTH 122 - "Therapeutic
PTH 131 - "Clinical
PSY 201 - "Introduction
to Psychology I"
Upon completion of
this course, the student should be able to:
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
identify varied structures
of the nervous system, i.e., peripheral and central nervous system
diagram sensory and motor
tracts in the central nervous system
explain the hierarchy
of the nervous system
explain the muscle spindle
and its relation to control of postural muscle tone
identify the twelve cranial
nerves by name and function
identify various components
of normal growth and development
select and apply various
facilitation techniques appropriate to an identified pathology and description
barriers for the disabled and instruct client and family how to modify
describe the management
of patients with spinal cord injuries, amputations, cerebral vascular accidents
and other neurological/rehabilitation diagnoses
identify basic classifications
and describe the purpose for varied orthoses and prosthetics components,
instruct a client in proper
management of appliances, e.g., orthoses, prosthetics, etc.
Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
Growth and development,
e.g., motor development from infancy through the elderly
2. Activities of Daily
3. Adaptive devices
4. Facilitation techniques:
Brunnstrom, Rood, PNF, NDT, etc.
EXTRA TOPICS (optional)
Seminars with disabled
students on campus
- ADA assessment of campus, or assigned facility