In this course students are introduced to the patient with musculoskeletal system dysfunction across the lifespan. Topics include musculoskeletal examination and evaluation, manual techniques therapeutic exercise, principles of training, documentation, coding as well as discussion of specific musculoskeletal topics, such as fractures, joint replacements, pediatric orthopedics, arthritis management, and amputation management. Students will develop examination and manual skills including history, screening, posture assessment, orthopedic test and measures, joint mobilization and therapeutic exercise. The clinical decision making process and knowledge translation is introduced via the use of patient problems, case studies and student presentations.
PTY-506, 502, 522, 523 This course is open only to students enrolled in entry level DPT program Students must be enrolled in PTY-520 , in PTY-507 Lab while taking this course