Neurological PT

PHTH 401  Neurological Physical Therapy

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Neurological Physical Therapy.
Code:                          PHTH 401.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 2 Hrs.        Cln – 4 Hrs.    Cr – 4.
Prerequisite:                ANAT 152 and PHYL 124.
Level/Semester:           4th level - Fall.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers concepts, practical applications, and strategies based on theories of motor skill development, motor control, and motor learning. Also, this course will discuss knowledge related to various neurological conditions, dysfunctions, and surgeries of central and peripheral nervous system, in addition to physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, intervention skills, and different problem solving approach of various topics discussed. Selected psychiatric conditions and their corresponding physical therapy management are also discussed. Focus on pain management will be done through this course. 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 build knowledge about theories of motor skill development, motor control, and motor learning, in addition to knowledge related to various neurological conditions, dysfunctions, and surgeries of central and peripheral nervous system; also the student will gain skills concerning physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, intervention skills, and different problem solving approach related to neurological disorders, in addition to selected psychiatric conditions and their corresponding physical therapy management as well as pain management.

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:
S.A. Raskin, Neuroplasticity And Rehabilitation, 1st edition, The Guilford Press, 2011.
S. Martin, M.Kessler, Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd Edition, Saunders, 2000.
Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/
http://physicaltherapistclasses.com/