PT 624 Neuromuscular Assessment and Treatment I (4)
This course emphasizes the use of the patient-client management model focused primarily on patients with a neurological diagnosis. Examination using standardized and non-standardized instruments and tests will be presented. Examination and intervention skills will be taught using a disability model and a contemporary model of motor control, with an emphasis on task analysis. The focus of the course is on integrating material from previous courses and applying it to the comprehensive (from admission to discharge) management of patients with the following neurological diagnoses: spinal cord injury, cerebral vascular accident, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury. Case studies are integrated throughout the course to foster clinical decision-making skills.