PHTA 2145 Orthopedics for the PTA

This course requires students to apply previously learned concepts and skills to selected orthopedic patient conditions. Laboratory practice will allow hands-on application of selected data collection skills including: gait and balance; joint integrity and mobility; manual muscle testing; pain; postural alignment; goniometry; and edema. In addition, students will apply therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to: functional training; stretching and strengthening; postural awareness; utilization of exercise equipment; and establishment and implementation of a HEP. Students will develop the ability to safely and effectively implement progress, adjust and document interventions to patient conditions across the life span utilizing critical thinking while following the established plan of care developed by the physical therapist.


5 Credits


PHTA 2001 and PHTA 2053 - Must be completed prior to taking this course.

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