2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 219 - Advanced Intervention Techniques

3 CR
This course introduces the student to many advanced treatment interventions utilized in a variety of physical therapy settings. The course includes units of study on exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics. Basic and advanced soft tissue mobilization theory and techniques will be presented. The students will be introduced to select manual therapy techniques employed in the clinic. The students will take part in classroom laboratory practice sessions as they learn to apply the skills.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program required.
Requisites: Take PTA 118  and PTA 121  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the theory and rationale related to each of the selected therapeutic exercise techniques performed in the laboratory and/ or discussed in the classroom.
  2. Apply knowledge of anatomy and arthrokinematic principles to Physical Therapy related situations using soft-tissue mobilization and peripheral joint mobilization techniques.
  3. Describe the surgical procedures, post-operative care, and possible complications involved with upper and lower extremity amputations.
  4. Describe prosthetic prescription, components, and their function.
  5. Examine the pre-prosthetic Physical Therapy program for a lower limb amputee.
  6. Examine the techniques utilized in the prosthetic training program.
  7. Describe the general principles of orthotics.
  8. Describe orthotic prescription, components, and their function.
  9. Describe the techniques used in selected Physical Therapy treatment approaches: Strain/ Counterstrain Myofascial Release, IASTM, Muscle Energy, Kinesiotape, MDT, Mulligan Concept, Pilates, Aquatic Therapy.
  10. Explore up to date Physical Therapy research, equipment and techniques.
  11. Describe the basic treatment concepts associated with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) in the field of Physical Therapy.
  12. Describe the basic treatment concepts associated with the obstetric patient.
  13. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom, clinical, and course-related settings.