This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of physical agents and therapeutic modalities in physical therapy practice. Lecture and laboratory activities develop problem solving skills and critical thinking in the use of electrical stimulation, therapeutic heat & cold application, traction, hydrotherapy and aquatics to accomplish therapeutic treatment goals. This course will include instruction in therapeutic massage and continued practice for therapeutic exercises. Skills will be assessed and tested for competence throughout the semester. Students are expected to both receive and administer each of the therapeutic interventions discussed.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 2, Lab – 2, Credits – 3