PTA 104 Physical Therapy Procedures II (2 credits)

This course presents the principles, theory, effects and contraindications of forms of electrotherapy, deep heat modalities, ultraviolet and traction. Mechanisms of injury and the healing process are taught. Theory and principles of passive range of motion and therapeutic exercise are introduced. Theory of peripheral joint mobilization and stretching is discussed. Basic assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries are introduced and discussed. Prerequisites: PTA 101, 102, 102L, 107, and 108, or permission of instructor; co-requisites: PTA 104L, 105, and 109, or permission of instructor.