Use of therapeutic interventions for neurological and pediatric pathologies. Six lab hours per week.
Division: Health Sciences
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No
Prereqs: PTA 1220
The student will understand the principles of neuromuscular treatments and how to apply them to patients with neurological impairment with varying levels of severity.
The student will understand principles and techniques for the management of the amputee patient and be able to select appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the physical therapist's plan of care and have the ability to modify treatment based on patient response.
The student will understand the principles of normal development and the treatment of the pediatric patient, select appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the physical therapist's plan of care, and be able to successfully monitor and modify treatment based on the pediatric patient's response.
The student will assess the appropriate timeframe in which to perform patient assessment and treatment techniques, monitor patient response to interventions, and determine when modifications to techniques are necessary for the neurologically involved patient.
The student will instruct patients with neurological involvement in positioning, bed mobility, transfers, pre-gait, gait and balance skills commensurate with the patient's level of need and understanding utilizing the most appropriate techniques in a safe and effective manner and be able to appropriately document patient treatment.