This therapeutic exercise course combines technology, lecture and laboratory experiences to introduce the physical therapist assistant student to exercise as a treatment procedure. The student will learn about exercise from the cellular to the systemic effects. Emphasis is placed on various kinds of exercise, application of exercise technique, special areas of therapeutic exercise, and to physical therapy practice patterns. The student will practice range of motion exercise, stretching techniques, resistance, traction and aerobic exercise and pulmonary hygiene techniques, and will learn how to progress those exercises. Data collection techniques and interventions learned in previous classes will be utilized in combination with various exercise procedures in order to enhance rehabilitation and monitor subject response to the procedures.
Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant program