This is the first full-time clinical course in a series of three clinical courses. It consists of a six-week, supervised experience in one of three types of physical therapy facilities (acute care, ortho/outpatient or long-term care) and occurs after two semesters of didactic course work. Primary emphasis is upon: 1) gaining hands-on clinical practice in the skills covered during the first two semesters by providing exposure to clients with a variety of diagnoses, 2) facilitating communication skills (written and non-written) and 3) challenging the student's problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Lab fee required.
This course, offered prior to the student's first clinical internship, builds upon and integrates prior course content with an introduction to a broad selection of commonly seen medical and surgical conditions and their rehabilitation methods. Common treatment procedures, including precautions and possible complications encountered, are emphasized and addressed in both lecture and lab practice format.
This course builds on all concepts presented in PHT 2224 and PHT 2224L and integrates those concepts with new concepts. Problem-solving and treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions introduced in PHT 2310 (both surgical and non-surgical) are emphasized. Rehabilitation for a variety of specific patient disorders such as cancer, diabetes, PVD, pulmonary, cardiac, burns and geriatrics are also discussed.
This course provides basic information on common orthopedic disabilities encountered in physical therapy practice. Emphasis is placed on the etiology, pathology and clinical picture of conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis, amputations, fractures, low back pain and burns. Physical therapy modalities, procedures (including surgical) commonly used for each disability and prognosis are integrated into the discussions. Scientific concepts introduced in the prior year (as well as in prerequisites) including inflammation, psychology, musculoskeletal and nervous systems are reviewed and built upon.
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