Course Description for Therapeutic Modalities
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
This course is designed to instruct physical therapy students in the underlying principles and clinical applications of thermal, electrical, and mechanical modalities. An emphasis will be placed on problem-solving skills and patient education using these modalities. The focus of laboratory sessions is to demonstrate safe and appropriate clinical application of thermal, electrical, and mechanical modalities. Use of these modalities to address the treatment of clinical symptoms including inflammation, muscle re-education, pain, and other dysfunctions will be discussed. A presentation with an emphasis on evidenced-based practice on a chosen modality will be required. Competencies for each modality must be successfully completed prior to both the written and practical examinations.(A laboratory fee of $15 assessed.)