This is one of two fundamental courses in which the student will begin to acquire clinical skills. It is intended to serve as an introduction to the profession of physical therapy. The course will cover basic clinical techniques such as bandaging, positioning, and transferring patients, advancing to gait training components, wheel chair assessment, application of various heat and cold modalities, hydrotherapy, paraffin, ultrasound, and nerve and muscle stimulating currents. This course is designed to prepare the student to critically analyze the patient and provide appropriate interventions to those patients in the acute, sub acute, rehabilitation, and homecare settings.
PREREQUISITE(S): PTR426, PTR432 and PTR700