Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
PT 614 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment III 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 regarding the upper and lower extremity. The course is a continuation of PT 612/613 Musculoskeletal Impairments I/II and includes the physical therapy evaluation process, physical therapeutic intervention techniques and procedures, and patient care plan development. The course presents classroom and laboratory experiences building from simple to complex problems to assist the student in developing the necessary competencies in Physical Therapy. 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 refine their approach to screening, examination, and evaluation of extremity impairments with integration of spinal screening. This involves the critical thinking process to establish an orthopedic impairment based physical therapy diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan.
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