This course requires integration of material previously learned in Gross Anatomy, Kinesiology, and the Patient Management and Clinical Medicine series. The focus of this course is on advanced examination and intervention skills for the patient with spinal and TMJ musculoskeletal impairments, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. Interventions will include muscle energy techniques, mobilization, and manipulation as well as therapeutic exercise and patient education. Teaching methods for this course will include lecture, discussion, lab experience, on-site ergonomic analysis, patient demonstrations, case studies, student presentations, and online lectures and discussions. There will be written and group assignments. Lab participation is a requirement for this course. All students participating in this course must sign an informed consent form prior to participating in labs. This course prepares the student for Clinical Internship II and III.
PREREQUISITES: successful completion of all previous coursework