PTA 105 Functional Anatomy I (3 credits)

Application of principles of anatomy in the study of human motion. Emphasizes the positioning and procedures for muscle testing and goniometry of the lower extremities, and describes the physiology of muscle contraction. The origins, insertions, actions, innervation and palpations of various muscles of the lower extremities will be learned, in addition to landmarks of the skeletal system. Normal and abnormal posture and gait are studied. A laboratory component is required. 2 classroom hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: PTA 101, 102, 102L, 103 and 107 or Permission of Instructor. Co-requisites: PTA 104, 104L and 106 or Permission of Instructor. Spring semesters only.