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PHYR 056 Physical Therapy Techniques I

2 hours lecture, 2 units
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Description: This lecture course provides the future Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) with an exposure to the duties that relate to the PTA scope of practice and with an emphasis on the outpatient setting. These duties include the principles of the application of basic physical agents including heat, cold and therapeutic massage; basics of gait training with assistive devices for general orthopedic problems; hydrotherapy and basic dressing changes to include universal precautions and infection control; treatment preparation; client positioning and clinic maintenance. The course also fosters the development of communication skills, interpersonal relationships and professionalism required for the health care field.

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