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    SUNY Broome Community College
   
 
  Feb 18, 2018
 
 
    
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PTA 103 - Physical Agents and Massage


A review of the basic principles of massage and application of modalities.  Includes principles and procedures related to the use of the Hubbard tank, therapeutic pool, and intermittent compression.  Specific skills practiced in the laboratory include various massage techniques; use of hot and cold packs, paraffin application; fluid therapy, use of whirlpool and contrast baths; use of ultrasound; application of microwave diathermy; use of electrical stimulation; and ultraviolet and infrared radiation therapy techniques.

 

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Corequisites:  PTA 101 Introduction to Physical Therapy II, PTA 102 Introduction to Rehabilitation

 

Credits: 4
Hours
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Perform all modalities/interventions/assessments presented in lab/lecture in a safe and technically competent manner, including massage, superficial heat modalities, deep heat modalities, hydrotherapy, therapeutic pool exercises, electrotherapy, traction, aseptic technique, wound care, handwashing, intermittent compression, and vital sign data collection.
2.  Explain and discuss the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in the application of interventions and in the patient examination/evaluation process.
3.  Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in establishing patient/therapist rapport, and communicating adequate instruction/explanation orally and in writing concerning all interventions with patient, peers, and other caregivers.



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