This course emphasizes the etiology, pathology, prevention, data collection, and appropriate physical therapy interventions related to orthopaedic conditions. Application of orthotic devices, braces and splints for orthopedic conditions is discussed. Evidence based practice, clinical research, and justifying interventions based on clinical literature is integrated in the study of musculoskeletal system conditions. Critical thinking skills are developed as the student applies data in clinical decision making. During student-to-student practice in the on-campus laboratory setting students use simulated patient scenarios to demonstrate competency attainment. This course is subject to a course fee.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|PTA 100 - Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Assisting and Data Collection|
|PTA 110 - Therapeutic Modalities in Physical Therapy|
|The following courses must be taken along side this course|
|PTA 201 - Physical Therapist Assistant Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Seminar I. May be taken prior or during course.|