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Applied Clinical Anatomy II

PTA 125

Applied Clinical Anatomy II

PTA 125

Course Description

Prerequisite: 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 120L, PTA 121, PTA 123W, PTA 123LW, PTA 124, PTA 125LW, and LWA 206B. Provide muscular anatomy concepts necessary to implement procedures utilized in physical therapy practice. Provides the technical and data collection knowledge necessary to assist a physical therapist with manual muscle testing. 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. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate understanding of strength testing performance and of the documented results.

Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of Manual Muscle Testing.
  • Appropriately identify the grades for MMT.
  • Describe other methods used for testing strength.

Identify specific muscles or recognize muscle substitutions during testing.

Objectives:

  • List the primary muscle(s) involved in each joint motion which is being muscle tested.

Describe the basic functional characteristics of the human muscular system.

Objectives:

  • Describe the muscle fiber arrangement.
  • Define length-tension relationship in muscle tissue.
  • Describe active and passive insufficiency.
  • Define types of muscle contraction.
  • Describe the roles of muscles.
  • Describe the basis behind muscle attachment and name.
  • Describe muscle leverage and classify each muscle based on lever type and describe its mechanical advantage.

Describe the neuromusculoskeletal characteristics of the human neck and trunk.

Objectives:

  • Describe origin/insertion/action/innervation of all trunk and neck muscles.

Describe the neuromusculoskeletal characteristics of the human upper extremity.

Objectives:

  • Describe origin/insertion/action/innervation of all upper extremity muscles.
  • Name muscles and function of rotator cuff.
  • Describe the difference between the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the hand.
  • Describe the action of upper extremity muscles.

Describe the neuromusculoskeletal characteristics of the human lower extremity.

Objectives:

  • Describe origin/insertion/action/innervation of all lower extremity muscles.
  • Describe the action of lower extremity muscles.

Describe the neuromuscular characteristics of the face and temporomandibular joint

Objectives:

  • Describe origin/insertion/action of all facial and TMJ muscles

Discuss potential relevant legal and ethical issues as well as responses to the 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.