Course Description for Ortho PT Residency: Advanced Management-Spine
Ortho PT Residency: Advanced Management-Spine
Prerequisite: PHT 6553C
This course is an in-depth study in the recognition, examination, and intervention of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system with emphasis on the spine. Using a problem-solving approach, students will learn to apply evidence-based practice and functional models, including the following elements of patient/client management: examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. Sessions focus on advanced examination and intervention skills, including the performance of joint-specific special tests, manual therapy techniques, orthotics, and impairment-specific therapeutic exercises. Clinical reasoning skills for the advanced orthopedic physical therapist
will be emphasized throughout the course.