Course Description for Ortho PT Residency: Advanced Management-Upper Extremity

PHT7775C: Ortho PT Residency: Advanced Management-Upper Extremity
Prerequisite: Enrollment into the Masters in Health -(Track: Orthopedic Physical Therapy) Program 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 upper extremity. 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. Additionally, clinical reasoning skills will be emphasized throughout the course.