Course Description for Orthopedic Physical Therapy I: Extremities
Orthopedic Physical Therapy I: Extremities
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Description: This course is an in-depth study in the recognition, examination, and intervention of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system through the life span, with emphasis on the upper and lower extremities. A problem solving approach is followed with application of the disablement model and evidence-based practice in the management of impairments of the extremities and inclusion of the following elements of patient/client management: examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. Lab sessions focus on specialized examination and intervention skills, including the performance of joint-specific special tests, joint mobilization techniques, orthotics, and impairment-specific therapeutic exercises.
Course Fees: $15