PTA 202 - Therapeutic Exercise
A presentation of the principles and techniques of therapeutic exercise. Specific neurological, medical, surgical and orthopedic conditions are studied, as are normal gait and posture. A terminal project related to cultural competence in healthcare is presented.
Corequisites: PTA 201 Kinesiology, PTA 210 Clinical Affiliation II
Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Explain and discuss his/her role as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the application of interventions and the patient examination/evaluation process.
- Perform all modalities/interventions presented in lab/lecture in a safe, technically competent manner as they relate to specific diagnosis presented, including: manual and mechanical resistance exercise, stretching, proprioceptive exercise, aerobics, plyometric exercise and assessment, and interventions for orthopedic conditions.
- Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in establishing patient/therapist rapport and in communicating adequate instructions/explanations orally and in writing concerning all interventions with patient, peers and other caregivers.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct, including respect for others' differences when engaged in learning and simulated patient care activities.
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