Dec 04, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

PTA 104 - Physical Agents (4)


This course includes the lecture and lab study of thermal agents, compression, and massage. Skills in surface anatomy and goniometry are developed. Topics include electrical stimulation, traction, and manual muscle testing. Upon completion, students are able to correctly and safely apply these techniques in a laboratory setting while assessing the physiologic response and observing indications and contraindications. Also, students can write appropriate progress notes, and demonstrate knowledge of the physiological principles involved.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into PTA program.