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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

PTA 120

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

PTA 120

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: PTA 101, PTA 101LW, PTA 105, PTA 105LW, PTA 110, PTA 110L, ENG 113, and LW 206A each with a "C" (2.

0) minimum grade in each. Concurrent enrollment in PTA 102, PTA 120L, PTA 121, PTA 123W, PTA 123LW, PTA 124, PTA 125, PTA 125LW, and LWA 206B. Introduces common orthopedic injuries and disabilities that affect adults and children. Provides entry-level principles and rationale needed to administer rehabilitation exercise programs for orthopedic conditions. Prepares the student to perform physical therapy intervention as part of a physical therapist's plan of care, under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an entry-level knowledge of the concepts of peripheral joint mobilizations.

Objectives:

  • Define terms and principles of peripheral joint mobilizations.
  • Define and describe the concave-convex rule.
  • Define the grades used for mobilization.
  • Identify and describe joint end-range feel.
  • Identify common indications and contraindications for mobilization.
  • Discuss the appropriate applications of peripheral joint mobilization.
  • Discuss the role of the PTA in assisting the PT with the delivery of peripheral joint mobilizations.

Identify and describe appropriate physical therapy interventions for patients with bone fractures.

Objectives:

  • List contraindications for physical therapy interventions for patients with bone fractures.
  • Identify the general role of physical therapy in the recovery process after a fracture.
  • Identify potential physical therapy interventions that can be utilitzed to promote recovery from a fracture.

Demonstrate methods to control the spread of infection from bloodborne pathogens.

Objectives:

  • Define bloodborne pathogens.
  • Describe potentially infectius materials.
  • Compare the following: Hep A, B, C; MRSA, VRE and HIV
  • Describe personal protective equipment and its function.
  • Identify potential exposure incidents and appropriate safety procedures.
  • Discuss isolation techniques to prevent exposure to pathogens via air.
  • Discuss isolation techniques to prevent exposure to pathogens via direct contact.
  • Discuss isolation techniques to prevent exposure to pathogens via droplet.

Utilize relaxation techniques.

Objectives:

  • Define various relaxation techniques.

Interpret health care literature pertaining to orthopedic conditions.

Objectives:

  • Seek out appropriate orthopedic health care literature.
  • Discuss literature received.
  • Describe reaction to literature reviewed.

Discuss potential legal and ethical issues.

Objectives:

  • Describe an appropriate response to each legal/ethical clinical issue discussed in class.

Use appropriate action in emergency situations.

Objectives:

  • Initiate BCLS procedures during mock emergency scenarios.
  • Participate in mock disaster drills.

Describe appropriate methods of management and rehabilitation for select orthopedic diagnoses of the shoulder in accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist.

Objectives:

  • Describe common anatomy as it relates to the shoulder.
  • Identify and describe common injuries of the shoulder.
  • Discuss potential treatment methods for the identified injuries of the shoulder.
  • Recognize the need for progression in an exercise program designed for the shoulder.
  • Recognize various special tests as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the shoulder.
  • Describe various contraindications for exercise as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the shoulder.
  • Compare/contrast various exercise protocols for different orthopedic problems of the shoulder.
  • Describe common mobilization techniques for the shoulder.

Describe appropriate methods of management and rehabilitation for select orthopedic diagnoses of the elbow in accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist.

Objectives:

  • Describe common anatomy as it relates to the elbow.
  • Identify and describe common injuries of the elbow.
  • Discuss potential treatment methods for the identified injuries of the elbow.
  • Recognize the need for progression in an exercise program designed for the elbow.
  • Recognize various special tests as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the elbow.
  • Describe various contraindications for the exercise as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the elbow.
  • Compare/contrast various exercise protocols for different orthopedic problems of the shoulder.
  • Describe common mobilization techniques for the the elbow.

Describe appropriate methods of management and rehabilitation for select orthopedic diagnoses of the wrist and hand in accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist.

Objectives:

  • Describe common anatomy as it relates to the wrist and hand.
  • Identify and describe common injuries of the wrist and hand.
  • Discuss potential treatment methods for the identified injuries of the wrist and hand.
  • Recognize the need for progression in an exercise program designed for the wrist and hand.
  • Recognize various special tests as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the wrist and hand.
  • Describe various contraindications for exercise as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the wrist and hand.
  • Compare/contrast various exercise protocols for different orthopedic problems of the wrist and hand.
  • Describe common mobilization techniques for the wrist and hand.

Describe appropriate methods of management and rehabilitation for select orthopedic diagnoses of the hip in accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist.

Objectives:

  • Describe common anatomy as it relates to the hip.
  • Identify and describe common injuries of the hip.
  • Discuss potential treatment methods for the identified injuries of the hip.
  • Recognize the need for progression in an exercise program designed for the hip.
  • Recognize various special tests as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the hip.
  • Describe various contraindications for exercise as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the hip.
  • Compare/contrast various exercise protocols for different orthopedic problems of the hip.
  • Describe common mobilization techniques for the hip.

Describe appropriate methods of management and rehabilitation for select orthopedic diagnoses of the knee in accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist.

Objectives:

  • Describe common anatomy as it relates to the knee.
  • Identify and describe common injuries of the knee.
  • Discuss potential treatment methods for the identified injuries of the knee.
  • Recognize the need for progression in an exercise program designed for the knee.
  • Recognize various special tests as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the knee.
  • Describe various contraindications for exercise as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the knee.
  • Compare/contrast various exercise protocols for different orthopedic problems of the knee.
  • Describe common mobilization techniques for the knee.

Describe appropriate methods of management and rehabilitation for select orthopedic diagnoses of the ankle in accordance with the plan of care developed by the physical therapist.

Objectives:

  • Describe common anatomy as it relates to the ankle.
  • Identify and describe common injuries of the ankle.
  • Discuss potential treatment methods for the identified injuries of the ankle.
  • Recognize the need for progression in an exercise program designed for the ankle.
  • Recognize various special tests as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the ankle.
  • Describe various contraindications for exercise as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the ankle.
  • Compare/contrast various exercise protocols for different orthopedic problems of the ankle.
  • Describe common mobilization techniques for the ankle.

Describe appropriate methods of management and rehabilitation for select orthopedic diagnoses of the neck and back in accordance with the plan of care established by the physical therapist.

Objectives:

  • Describe common anatomy as it relates to the neck and back.
  • Identify and describe common injuries of the neck and back.
  • Discuss potential treatment methods for the identified injuries of the neck and back.
  • Recognize the need for progression in an exercise program designed for the neck and back.
  • Recognize various special tests as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the neck and back.
  • Describe various contraindications for exercise as they relate to common orthopedic problems of the neck and back.
  • Compare/contrast various exercise protocols for different orthopedic problems of the neck and back.
  • Define and describe ergonomics, back schools, FCE's, and work hardening.

Recognize common bone fractures that are associated with the field of physical therapy and the bone healing process.

Objectives:

  • Describe the different types of bone fractures
  • Define "special named" fractures.
  • Describe the sequence of bone healing.
  • List factors that can affect the bone healing process.
  • Recognize approximate healing times for fractures depending on the site and how this plays a role in patient treatment.