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PTA 1230 Orthopedic Principles & Application Lecture

Theory and clinical rationale for the use of common tests, measures, data collection procedures, basic treatment, therapeutic exercises, and functional activities for common orthopedic and musculoskeletal diagnoses seen in a general population.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: PTA 1140 AND PTA 1145 

Outcomes

  • Students will understand the principles of therapeutic exercise and joint mobilization for patients with regional pathology in various stages of healing.
  • Students will understand how to select appropriate exercises and joint mobilization techniques for patients with regional pathology in various stages of healing.
  • Students will understand the principles of patient assessment and how to critically assess the validity and reliability of those tests chosen.
  • Students will understand how to assess the patient’s readiness for exercise and/or joint mobilization, how to monitor the patient’s response, and how to assess treatment outcomes.
  • Students will understand how to instruct, apply, monitor, and progress exercise and joint mobilization interventions for patients with regional pathology in various stages of healing, and how to document the treatment.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2