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Physical Therapy (P T)

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

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. At some campuses, traction, ultrasound, continuous passive motion, ultraviolet, diathermy, aquatic therapy, and other physical agents will also be studied and practiced.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2004 Ending: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better inP T 100, BIOL 141, BIOL 142, P T 384

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.