Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

PHTH 214    Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:                Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I.
Code:                          PHTH 214.
Hours:                         Lec – 3 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hr.    Cln – 0 Hrs.    Cr – 3.
Prerequisite:                ANAT 203.
Level/Semester:           2nd level - Spring.
Department offering the course: Physical Therapy.

C O U R S E   D E S C R I P T I O N :
This course covers knowledge related to general musculoskeletal conditions, as well as disorders, sports injuries, and surgeries of upper quadrant in addition to related orthotics and prosthetics. Emphasis will be done on pathophysiology, clinical features, medical and surgical interventions, and the corresponding physical therapy management including examination, evaluation/assessment, treatment planning, intervention skills, and prevention are thus discussed for each of the conditions or surgeries covered. A problem solving approach, to resolve impairments contributing to functional limitations and disabilities, is emphasized.

C O U R S E   A I M :
At the end of this course the student will be able to identify problems and management process related to general musculoskeletal conditions, as well as disorders, sports injuries, and surgeries of upper quadrant in addition to related orthotics and prosthetics.

T E A C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S :
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show. Group discussion.
Problem solving. Evidence based learning.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S :
D.J. Magee, Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 5th edition, Elsevier Inc, 2008.
R. Danatelli, Orthopedics Physical Therapy, 4th edition, Chuchill Livingstone, 2003.
G. Kolt, Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingston, 2007.
J. K. Richardson, Clinical Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1st edition, Saunders, 1994.
C.E.Cook, Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests-An Evidence-Based Approach, 1st   edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
C. E. Cook, Orthopedic Mnual Therapy, an Evidence-Based Approach, 1st edition, Pearson
Prentice Hall, 2007.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
www.healingbridge.com/exercise.htm
http://physicaltherapistclasses.com/
http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/
www.nationalphysicaltherapy.com/musculoskeletal_disorders.html