2019 - 2020 Student Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
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PTA 210 - Biophysical Agents

3 Cr.
Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

Examines the theory and principles of biophysical therapy modalities and massage.  As a precursor to the application of biophysical agents and massage in the laboratory and clinic, this course covers important aspects of normal physics, and normal and abnormal physiology. Thermoregulation, skin functions and responses, sensory system functions, pain and pain modulation, and circulatory responses are covered. Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to describe a patient or client’s impairments, activity, and participation limitations and concepts of evidence-based practice are discussed. This is a five-week modular course offered the first five weeks of the semester.
Restricted to PTA Students
Usually offered Fall semester
Pre-Requisites: PTA 150
Co-Requisites: PTA 211L, PTA 220, PTA 221L, PTA 226, BIO 215

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