Physical Therapy Intervention I

PHTH 208 Physical Therapy Intervention I

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:                Physical Therapy Intervention I.
Code:                          PHTH 208.
Hours:                         Lec – 3 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr – 3.
Prerequisite:                None.
Level/Semester:           1st 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 basic principles, physiologic effects, indications and contraindications, application and usage of equipment, and intervention rationale for thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, massage therapy, assistive/adaptive, prosthetic, orthotic devices and functional taping principles are discussed, in addition to basic patient handling and transfer skills as well as foundations of therapeutic exercises and techniques.

C O U R S E   A I M :
At the end of this course the student will be able to build up knowledge necessary to use various therapeutic modalities (including therapeutic exercises, superficial thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, massage therapy, ambulatory assistive devices, functional taping principles, and transfer training) essential for competent practice and lifelong professional development.

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 personal computer and data show. Assignments.
Group discussion.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S :
L. Knight, Therapeutic Modalities, the Art and Science, 2nd  edition, Lippincott Williams and
Wilkins, 2008.
M.  B.  Braun:  Introduction  To  Massage  Therapy,  2nd    edition,  Lippincott  Williams  and
Wilkins,2008.
M. Sinclair: Modern Hydrotherapy for massage therapist, 1st  edition, Lippincott Williams and
Wilkins, 2007.
G. Kolt, physical therapy in sport and exercise, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2007.
C. Kisner, Therapeutic exercise "Foundations and techniques" Davis, 5th edition, 2007.
B. H. Mehtreteb, Integrating Physical Agents in Rehabilitation, 2th  edition, Pearson Prentice
Hall, 2005.
A. J. Cole, Comprehensive aquatic therapy, 2nd edition, Butterworth and Heinemann, 2004.
M. H. Cameron, Physical Agents in Rehabilitation from Research to Practice, 2nd  edition,
Saunders, 2003.
A. Y.Belanger, Evidence Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents, 3th edition, Lippincott
Williams and Wilkins, 2002.
M.P.Cassar, Handbook of Massage Therapy, 2nd edition, Butterworth Heinemann, 1999.
C. Kisner, Therapeutic exercise "Foundations and techniques", 5th    edition, Davis Company,
2007.
B. H. Mehtreteb, Integrating Physical Agents in Rehabilitation, 2th  edition, Pearson Prentice
Hall, 2005.
M. B. Braun, Introduction To Massage Therapy, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins,
2008.

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