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Topics in Manual Therapy

PTA 225

Topics in Manual Therapy

PTA 225

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: PTA 205, PTA 205L, PTA 209, PTA 209L, PTA 210, PTA 210LW, PTA 213, PTA 213L, PTA 214W, PTA 216W, PTA 222, and LWA 206C each with a "C" (2.

0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in PTA 221 and PTA 224W. The study of common manual therapy techniques used in Physical Therapy to treat soft tissue and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain, increasing range of motion, inducing relaxation, improving soft tissue extensibility and/or stability, facilitating movement and improving function. (7.5-7.5)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe the purpose of kinesiotaping.

Objectives:

  • Explain the theory behind the use of Kinesiotaping
  • Discuss common orthopedic conditions for which taping would be beneficial
  • Demonstrate common taping techniques for orthopedic conditions
  • Describe the effect of kinesiotaping.

Discuss common manual therapy approaches to treatment.

Objectives:

  • Describe the theory and purpose of the following

Compare and contrast Non-Thrust oscillations with Non-thrust sustained joint play mobilization techniques

Objectives:

  • Discuss the difference between oscillation techniques and sustained joint play techniques
  • Discuss appropriate utilization of oscillation and sustained joint play techniques
  • Describe dosage and rate of oscillation and sustained joint play Non-Thrust mobilization techniques.
  • Identify absolute and relative contraindications to Non-Thrust joint mobilization techniques
  • Administer Non-Thrust peripheral joint mobilization techniques utilizing oscillations
  • Administer Non-Thrust peripheral joint mobilization techniques utilizing sustained joint play techniques