PT 564 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment I (4)
This course focuses on the acquisition and integration of knowledge, manual skills and problem solving skills involved in developing and implementing an intervention for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Lectures emphasize the comprehension of procedures and techniques related to the evaluation and management of current and potential musculoskeletal conditions. Laboratory sessions address skill development for performing examination and manual treatment techniques safely and effectively, and the integration of these techniques with therapeutic exercise and physical agents. This course is the first of two. It will introduce the student to the principles of physical therapy evaluation and management of the patient with musculoskeletal conditions of the lower and upper extremities. The use of cases develops the clinical application of information to physical therapy practice in an orthopedic setting.