Prequisites: Acceptance into the PTA program, Completion with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment in, PTA 100, PTA 101, PTA 102, PTA 111, PTA 120 & PTA 121.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA program, Completion with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment in, PTA 100, PTA 101, PTA 102, PTA 111, PTA 120 & PTA 121. This is the first unit of study concerning physical agents utilized in physical therapy. General principles regarding the use of physical agents in the rehabilitation process, review and considerations for implementing the plan of care, along with the role of the physical therapist assistant is explained. Soft tissue techniques, thermal and mechanical agents are explored, and discussion of each intervention includes: purpose/indication, basic physiologic response, precautions, contraindications, safety considerations and application techniques. Methods of data collection and documentation guidelines are also presented. 2 credit hours
Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.