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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PTA 211 - Neurological Rehabilitation

Credits: 2
Focuses on procedures and techniques applied to the treatment of specific impairments primarily of neurologic origin.

Enrollment Requirement: PTA 205 , PTA 210  and PTA 260  with grades of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in PTA 261 .

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of physical therapy in the treatment of:
    • spinal cord injuries (SCI);
    • traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
    • cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs);
    • cerebral palsy and selected pediatric conditions;
    • selected neurologic disorders.
  2. Describe the therapeutic interventions directed at adults and children with neuromuscular dysfunctions.
  3. Describe and apply the principles of motor learning and motor control theories and gather data relating to an individual’s motor control level.
  4. Describe and provide examples of the PTA role as a mandatory reporter in the suspected cases of abuse of vulnerable populations.
  5. Implement the ICF to describe patient status as it relates to neurorehabilitation.
  6. Implement the neurological assessment scale of mental function in therapeutic intervention with the neuro population.
  7. Describe spasticity, describe muscle tone, and select interventions to address abnormal tone.
  8. Describe normal motor milestones and use the development sequence in therapeutic interventions.
  9. Describe and identify righting and equilibrium reactions.
  10. Thoroughly interview patients/caregivers regarding prior level of function and present health conditions.
  11. Educate patients and caregivers regarding interventions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Implement plans of care developed by physical therapists.
  2. Provide care in a safe, legal and ethical manner.
  3. Instruct patients, families and other health care providers using techniques consistent with the level of the audience.
  4. Transition to successful employment as PTA.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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