Principles of Rehabilitation introduces the student to a variety of learning experiences directed towards treating patients with varying musculoskeletal dysfunctions, impairments, and functional limitations. Areas of study will include, but are not limited to, rehabilitation implications and principles/ protocols, functional outcome measures, special tests, neurodynamics and joint mobilization. In addition to extremity and spine conditions, course material will also include gait analysis and identification of compensations and appropriate interventions. Upon completion of this course the student will have greater knowledge on how to safely administer services as a physical therapist assistant under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, while treating patients of varying musculoskeletal conditions along the entire health care continuum from acute care through outpatient care.
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