PT 846 Advanced Principles of Physical Therapy (3)
The course focuses on the principles and techniques necessary to perform a competent entry level physical therapy examination and develop an intervention program for complex musculoskeletal and patients with various co-morbidities. Case studies are presented to the students who are then expected to perform a complete history, examination and select and perform appropriate treatment intervention(s). Students are expected to have the knowledge base information to complete this process. Principles from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice are followed. Case studies require critical thinking and decision-making skills for the examination to be performed and treatment to be implemented based on the best available evidence. Students will also be expected to incorporate patient education that includes but is not limited to prevention and wellness. The students will also be instructed in and required to perform proficiency check-outs in grade V manipulations. Principles and techniques for NDT/SI for the neurologically impaired will be discussed and integrated in case studies with principles of application in patient populations reviewed.