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PTA 1235 Orthopedic Principles & Application Lab

Application and performance 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. Nine lab hours per week.

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

Prereqs: PTA 1140 AND PTA 1145 

Outcomes

  • Students will accurately perform and effectively interpret data collection activities utilized for ongoing assessment of a patient, in a manner that minimizes risk and maximizes comfort to patient, self, and others.
  • Students will instruct, apply, monitor, and progress exercise and joint mobilization interventions for patients with regional pathology in various stages of healing, and documents the treatment.
  • Students will select appropriate exercises and joint mobilization techniques for patients with regional pathology in various stages of healing.
  • Students will apply the principles of therapeutic exercise and joint mobilization for patients with regional pathology in various stages of healing.
  • Students will assess the appropriate time frame in which to perform patient assessment techniques, monitor patient response to these interventions, and determine when modifications are necessary.
  • Students will assess the patient’s readiness for exercise and/or joint mobilization, monitor the patient’s response, and assess treatment outcomes.
  • Students will utilize sound clinical reasoning, based on review of the patient's health records, including PT evaluation and plan of care, in determining appropriate tests and measures to be utilized to assess current status and progress toward therapy goals, and to appraise the results of these assessments and/or determine when an assessment needs to be modified.

Credit Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 9