Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
PT 511/611 Foundations of Clinical Science 4 sem. hrs.
This course introduces the student physical therapist to the clinical evaluation process-problem solving and clinical decision-making. Using the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice the course focuses on physical therapy evaluation as preparation for intervention for individuals with functional limitations related to movement. The course includes an introduction to examination techniques (tests and measurements) common to the evaluation process including history, goniometry, muscle strength testing, deep tendon reflex testing, pain assessment, and body alignment evaluation. The course also includes instruction in basic patient handling and intervention techniques of physical agents.
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