This course is designed as a continuation of PTAP 2720. Lecture and laboratory experiences are combined to instruct the student in data collection and treatment procedures utilized in current physical therapy practices. Emphasis is placed on the treatment procedures involved in therapeutic massage, hydrotherapy, wound care, edema control, orthotics, transfers and assisted mobility, normal gait, prosthetics and traction within the scope of practice of the physical therapist assistant. The student will incorporate data collection techniques and interventions learned in the previous courses, with those learned in this course, to demonstrate competency in the provision of total patient treatment. Laboratory experiences will provide the opportunity to experience and to practice these procedures. Competency in performance of the procedures is determined by skill check-off and by practical demonstration in competency evaluations utilizing patient scenarios.
Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant program