PTA 131L - Clinical Orthopedics Lab
This laboratory course requires the physical therapist assistant student to apply the knowledge gained in PTA 112 and PTA130 to specific regions of the body. Students will gain experience by role-playing the part of the physical therapist assistant and also acting as surrogate patients. Students will engage in extensive laboratory practice in palpation, goniometry, flexibility testing, manual muscle testing, therapeutic exercise, stretching, sensation testing, deep tendon reflex testing, and limb length and girth measurement. An overview of selected orthopedic special tests commonly utilized in physical therapy is covered, and students are exposed to concepts of joint mobilization. The course organization parallels that of PTA130 in that study of the specific regions of the body for both courses will be sequenced as follows: spine, hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Rehabilitation for common orthopedic conditions, and observation and correction of postural and gait deviations utilizing stretching and strengthening techniques will be covered. Documentation for the PTA will be studied with emphasis on documenting the data collected and therapeutic interventions provided in an orthopedic setting.
Restricted to PTA students. (Usually offered Spring semester.)
Pre-requisites that may be met concurrently: PTA 110, PTA 111L, PTA 112L, PTA 116, PTA 131L, BIO 214, and BIO 214L
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