Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
PT 613 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment II 5 sem. hrs.
An integrated approach to the study of all relevant physiologic, anatomic, pathologic, medical and therapeutic concepts related to entry-level physical therapy practice. The course is a continuation of PT 612 Musculoskeletal Impairments I and includes the physical therapy evaluation process, physical therapeutic intervention techniques and procedures, and patient care plan development for spinal impairments. This course is to build on foundational skills in neuro-musculoskeletal assessment. The course presents classroom and laboratory experiences to develop simple to complex problems to assist the student in developing the necessary clinical reasoning and clinical skills. Emphasis is on basic evaluation techniques in orthopedic and manual physical therapy with an introduction to special test diagnostic accuracy and interpretation. It provides the foundation for selection of appropriate assessment and treatment planning in orthopedics. Students learn an algorithm approach to screening, examination, and evaluation which all involve a critical thinking process to establish an orthopedic impairment based physical therapy diagnosis.
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