In this course, common practices and preparatory methods are examined in relation to the client's occupational performance. Topics include splinting assessment and selection, special care units, functional mobility (transfers, ambulation, and wheelchairs), assistive dressing, and physical agent modalities. Application to case studies examine the need for common assistive technology and environmental modifications.
In physical rehabilitation skills lab (OTH-608AL), experiences include construction of splints and practice of safe patient handling techniques related to basic mobility and dressing skills, including use of common adapative equipment and techniques.
Completion of OTH 507, and completion of OTH 514 or 515