2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

PTA 121 - Functional Techniques

2 CR
This course teaches the application of principles and basic treatment techniques for rehabilitation as they relate to functional skills. Students learn and practice techniques for performing and teaching skills in ambulation and activities of daily living, and participate in a community wheelchair experience to assist in the understanding of architectural barriers and accessibility. Additional topics include units on industrial rehabilitation and wheelchair maintenance, as well as limited clinical observation in local physical therapy facilities. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program required.
Requisites: Take PTA 114  and PTA 116  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify components of functional training.
  2. Implement functional interventions for improving bed mobility for a simulated patient with complex health conditions and functional limitations.
  3. Demonstrate a functional intervention progression for pre-ambulatory simulated patients with complex health conditions and functional limitations.
  4. Apply principles of ambulation progression or regression to a simulated patient with complex health conditions and functional limitations on level or uneven surfaces.
  5. Modify transfer techniques to functional surfaces for simulated patients with complex health conditions and functional limitations.
  6. Recommend appropriate wheelchair selection for a patient with functional limitations.
  7. Identify the rationale for a work hardening program.
  8. Summarize architectural barriers to users of wheelchairs or other assistive devices related to domestic, education, work, community, social, and civic life.
  9. Design physical therapy activities using equipment that is easily accessed in a home setting to achieve PT goals.
  10. Differentiate between various physical therapy clinical practice settings.
  11. Identify pertinent HIPAA and OSHA guidelines for a PTA.
  12. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom, clinical, and course-related settings.