PTA 102 Physical Therapy Procedures I (2 credits)

The theory and practice of physical therapy procedures are begun, including patient positioning and handling techniques, skin care, heat, cold, hydro-therapy treatments and massage. Ambulation with assistive devices, transfers, activities of daily living skills and wheelchair prescription and use are taught. The theory, effects, contraindications and safety precautions of these treatments are learned. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA program or permission of instructor; co-requisites: PTA 101, 102L, 107, and 108, or permission of instructor.