Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
PT 612 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment I 3 sem. hrs.
This course is the first in a series of three courses on evaluation and treatment of general musculoskeletal conditions. All relevant physiologic, anatomic, pathologic, medical and therapeutic concepts related to general musculoskeletal conditions are integrated into this course. Information in this course includes the general physical therapy evaluation process, basic pathology, tissue injury and the healing process, and the integration of previous information covered in the curriculum. The course utilizes classroom and laboratory experiences to expose the student to simple problems in order to begin to develop the clinical reasoning skills required in entry-level practice. Emphasis is on basic evaluation technique in orthopedic and manual physical therapy and the implementation of therapeutic intervention techniques learned in other courses. This course provides the foundation for PT 613/PT 614.
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