Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

PHTH 301  Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I.
Code:                          PHTH 301.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 1 Hr. Cln – 8 Hrs.    Cr – 5.
Prerequisite:                ANAT 149.
Level/Semester:           3th level - Fall.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will cover knowledge and skills related to general musculoskeletal conditions, as well as disorders, sports injuries, and surgeries of upper quadrant. Physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, intervention skills, and prevention are discussed for each of the conditions or surgeries covered. The clinical application and practice allows the student to apply didactic knowledge gained through the course.

COURSE AIM:
At the end of this course the student will be able to identify problems for patients with orthopedics and traumatology conditions; demonstrate the special tests of upper quadrant; outline recording sheet according to specific disorder; determine progress according to the follow up based on objective measures; determine appropriate Physical Therapy treatment programs for in-patients and out-patients; discuss contra-indicated movements for each specific disorder; describe a rehabilitation program for soft tissue injuries.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show.
Group discussion.
Problem solving.
Demonstration/ Physical Therapy laboratory 1 and 2.
Clinical training/ Physical Therapy outpatient clinic.
Case report.
Student portfolio.

LIST OF REFERENCES:
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, 1993.
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