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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
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PHYT 6213 - PT Basic Skills III

(4 credits)
Documentation and patient care skills are presented; skills include transfer techniques, wheelchair management, teaching the use of assistive gait devices, and how to monitor vital signs. In addition, a general overview of exercise prescription, exercise techniques, and clinical outcome measurements associated with therapeutic exercise will be presented. Students will study and practice general rules of good body mechanics, patient handling, and safety for patients and therapists. An overview of some methods for kinematic and kinetic gait analyses will be presented. The terminology used to describe normal gait and the variables assessed in a gait analysis will provide the basis for observational gait analysis. An introduction to pathological gait patterns as well as normal changes that occur in ambulation over the life span will also be presented.

When Offered: Summer.

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