P T 150
Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures I (2) General considerations for basic physical therapy modalities including their indications, contraindications, skill development and practical application.
P T 150 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures I (2)
This course is an introductory study of the general principles for applying and treating with the use of massage, radiant heat, conductive heat, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, and intermittent compression. The course is designed to give the PTA student a working knowledge in the application and theory of physical agents, in order to enhance the rehabilitation process. These treatment methods will be discussed and practiced in relation to the overall clinical management of patients and their specific disorders. Cognitive and psychomotor skills will be assessed through written examination, as well as practical examinations and competencies. At some campuses, traction, ultrasound, continuous passive motion, ultraviolet, diathermy, aquatic therapy, and other physical agents will also be studied and practiced.
This course is the first course of the Procedures series and is a prerequisite for P T 250, P T 260, P T 395E and P T 280W. Prerequisites for this course are a C or better in the P T 1 00, BIOL 141, BIOL 142 and P T 384 courses. The course is offered once per calendar year at each campus. Expected enrollment is 20-45 students, with a limit of 15 students in a given lab section.
Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details, check the specific course syllabus.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.