2019 - 2020 Student Catalog 
    Jun 01, 2023  
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PTA 211L - Biophysical Agents Laboratory

2 Cr.
Contact Hours Per Week: 6 Lab

In this course, the indications, precautions, contraindications, methods of application and effects of physical therapy modalities are covered. Physical therapist assistant students are provided the opportunity to practice application of therapeutic heat and cold, mechanical traction, external compression, ultrasound and phonophoresis, massage, hydrotherapy, ultraviolet light, electromyographic biofeedback, and the various forms of electric current therapy. Students will experience the modalities as surrogate patients as well. Case studies, and attempts to otherwise simulate the clinical environment are emphasized throughout, as are written documentation of pertinent aspects of these physical therapy interventions and other necessary forms of communication with the patient, physical therapist, and other members of the multi-interdisciplinary team. This is a ten week modular course offered the last ten weeks of the semester.
Restricted to PTA Students
Usually offered Fall semester
Concurrent Requirement: Pre-requisites that may be met concurrently: PTA 150, PTA 210, PTA 220, PTA 221L, PTA 226, BIO 215

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