DPT 6040 - Outpatient Physical Therapy III

This course will build upon knowledge and skills from DPT 5010 Outpatient Physical Therapy I and DPT 5030 Outpatient Physical Therapy II. DPT 6040 will cover a greater breadth of topics with advanced scope and greater complexity relevant to physical therapy practice in the outpatient care setting. Pathology and management of patients with musculoskeletal impairments will be central to this course. Common conditions of the cervical spine, lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, lower extremity and upper extremity will be addressed in detail, including pathomechanics, key history and examination findings, physical therapy intervention, and medical management for each condition. Practical application of knowledge and skills is a focus of this course, including utilization of case studies, advanced therapeutic exercise program design and case-based tutorials. Additional major topics include arthrology with cadaver joint dissection, peripheral and spinal joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, health care administration and health care outcomes, ethics in health care and medical screening/differential diagnosis. Prerequisite: Successful completion of first-year DPT courses.
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Spring 2019, Spring 2018
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