This course emphasizes the etiology, pathology, prevention, data collection, and appropriate physical therapy interventions related to neurological conditions. Focus on motor control and motor learning throughout the lifespan serves to assist the student in understanding the abnormal. Application of orthotic devices, braces and splints for neurological conditions is discussed. Evidence based practice, clinical research, and justifying interventions based on clinical literature is integrated in the study of neurological conditions. Critical thinking skills are further 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 202 - Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Seminar II|
|PTA 221 - Clinical Education I|