Physical Therapy Lab (PHTL)
Palpation and observation skills relating to the analysis of human movement and the singular and combined functions of the muscular and skeletal systems, goniometry, muscle length, and manual muscle procedures are practiced. Gait assessment also performed.
This laboratory course begins the implementation of treatment techniques in patient positioning, vital signs, transfers, functional mobility, gait training with assistive devices, lifting precautions and infection control.
This course provides hands-on experience with the application and teaching of various types of exercise, exercise equipment, and general exercise.
This course includes development of advanced knowledge in approaches to physical therapy treatment, prosthetics, orthotics, home assessments, wheelchair prescription, coordination, and sensory functioning.
This course will include the application of therapeutic modalities for superficial heat and cold, electrical stimulation, and traction. Massage techniques, techniques for postural drainage, and compression wrapping will also be addressed.