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Orthopedic Rehabilitation Lab

PTA 120L

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Lab

PTA 120L

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. Concurrent enrollment in PTA 102, PTA 120, PTA 121, PTA 123W, PTA 123LW, PTA 124, PTA 125, PTA 125LW, and LWA 206B. Provides entry-level technical skills 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. (0-60)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an entry-level knowledge of the concepts of peripheral joint mobilizations for the shoulder, wrist, hip, and ankle.

Objectives:

  • Identify and describe joint end-range feel.
  • Assess gliding motions of the shoulder, wrist, hip, and ankle joints.
  • Perform Grades I & II peripheral joint mobs.

Recognize when an exercise program should not be performed due to change in patient's status.

Objectives:

  • Ask appropriate assessment questions prior to implementing an exercise program.
  • Review notes from previous treatments.
  • Observe patient's nonverbal body language for signs of distress or pain.

Discuss potential legal and ethical issues pertaining to orthopedic rehabilitation.

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.

Perform 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:

  • 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.
  • Perform designed exercise protocols on simulated patients.

Perform 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:

  • 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 elbow.
  • Perform designed exercise protocols on simulated patients.

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

Objectives:

  • 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.
  • Perform designed exercise protocols on simulated patients.

Perform 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:

  • 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 for different orthopedic problems of the hip.
  • Describe common mobilization techniques for the hip.
  • Perform designed exercise protocols on simulated patients.

Perform 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:

  • 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.
  • Perform designed exercise protocols on simulated patients.

Perform 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:

  • 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.
  • Perform designed exercise protocols on simulated patients.

Perform 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:

  • 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.
  • Develop back stabilization exercises and utilize them correctly.
  • Perform designed exercise protocols on simulated patients.

Utilize relaxation techniques.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate various relaxation techniques.