PHT 1210C

Therapeutic Modalities I (3)

Classification: Occupational

Admission into the Physical Therapist Assistant program for Phase II is required. Introduces patient care techniques including patient preparation and the theories, and practical application of physical therapy modalities. The physiological effects and indications/contraindications of heat, cold, radiant therapy, traction, intermittent compression, and massage are emphasized. Ethical and legal aspects will be included. (2 hours lecture and 4 hours laboratory per week)