Course Description for Spinal Cord Injuries and Prosthetics
Spinal Cord Injuries and Prosthetics
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum
Description: This course will have two units. Unit one will focus on the neuropathology, examination, evaluation, physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis and intervention of spinal cord injured persons. Medical/pharmacological management of the spinal cord injured person will be discussed. Laboratory sessions will focus on clinical treatment skills and techniques. A home evaluation assignment will be required. Group assignments will emphasize current literature. Unit two will focus on the pathology, examination, evaluation, physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis and intervention of patients with upper and lower limb amputations. Functional mobility training of patients with an amputation both with and without a prosthesis will be emphasized. A review of lower extremity biomechanics and gait training will also be part of this course.
Course Fees: $10