2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 119 - Orthopedics

3 CR
In this course principles and techniques of basic therapeutic exercise and related treatments for the individual with orthopedic conditions are emphasized. The course covers signs and symptoms, surgical interventions, treatment regimen, and implications for rehabilitation topics. Students will take part in classroom laboratory practice sessions as they learn to apply the skills. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program required.
Requisites: Take PTA 116  and BIOL 202  with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate the techniques used in therapeutic exercise programs in physical therapy.
  2. Implement programs of therapeutic exercise.
  3. Examine the theory and rationale related to therapeutic exercise techniques performed in the laboratory and/or discussed in the classroom.
  4. Use basic terminology related to selected orthopedic diseases and conditions.
  5. Examine the following approaches to the study of joint movement: Traditional Approach, Osteokinematic Approach, and Arthrokinematic Approach.
  6. Distinguish the etiologies of selected orthopedic conditions.
  7. Examine the anatomical and physiological changes that occur in selected conditions of the upper extremities, lower extremities and spine.
  8. Describe the surgical and/or physical measures utilized in correcting conditions of the upper extremities, lower extremities and spine.
  9. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom, clinical and course-related settings.