DPT 612: Musculoskeletal System Evaluation & Management I

Course Description This course will emphasize examination, evaluation and intervention for dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the pathophysiological basis for musculoskeletal dysfunction and the integration of the therapeutic process for the restoration of function of the patient with dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. This class presents the physical therapy student with the fundamental principles and concepts as they relate to musculoskeletal clinical practice and will progress to exposure to, and integration of, accepted intervention and advanced therapeutic techniques. The role of joint mobilization as a type of intervention is introduced. Through lecture, laboratory, and problem-solving sessions, students will investigate all musculoskeletal practice patterns.
Prerequisites None
Credits 6