This lecture course introduces the student to injuries, diseases and conditions that affect the neuromusculoskeletal systems, and which are primary to the practice of physical therapy. A systems approach to understanding the function of the human body and the effect of pathological entities on the system are presented. Emphasis is placed on the cause and effect of the pathological condition; the signs and symptoms of the pathology; the general effect on human performance and function of the patient; and, the physical therapy management of the condition and patient. The student is provided the opportunity to identify potential medical complications that effect physical therapy interventions and the patient's safe response to the intervention.
Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant program