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

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PTA 260 - Therapeutic Exercise Lab

Credits: 3
Practice of therapeutic exercise and selected kinesiologic and neurologic principles related to therapeutic exercise.

Enrollment Requirement: PTA 114  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in PTA 210 .

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

  1. Implement passive, active, assistive, active and resisted exercises.
  2. Implement selected prescribed exercise programs.
  3. Instruct the patient and/or family members in carrying out exercise programs.
  4. Identify and implement exercise, using a variety of techniques and apparatus, to accomplish a stated therapeutic goal and describe the reasons for selecting a specific exercise.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to progress an exercise program within a treatment plan.
  6. Instruct a patient in an aerobic training program and monitor the patient during aerobic exercise.
  7. Determine a target heart rate for an aerobic training program for a healthy individual.
  8. Describe the exercise progression sequence (of mobility, stability, controlled mobility, skill) and apply it to patient care.
  9. Identify and describe the indications and precautions/contraindications for therapeutic exercise including:  PROM, AROM, stretching, mobilization, strengthening, aerobic exercise, aquatic exercise, balance and proprioception, PNF.
  10. Educate a patient or family member on a home exercise program.
  11. Document the implementation of exercises interventions including exercise instruction consistent with defensible professional documentation guidelines from the APTA.
  12. Compare and contrast types of ROM exercises (active, active assistive, passive, self, mobilization), including indications, goals, parameters, contraindications & precautions, limitations & benefits.

Program Outcomes
  1. Implement plans of care developed by physical therapists.
  2. Provide care in a safe, legal and ethical manner.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physical therapists and other care providers both verbally and non‐verbally including accurate written communication and documentation.
  4. Instruct patients, families and other health care providers using techniques consistent with the level of the audience.
  5. Function as integral team members and participate in the team process.
  6. Transition to successful employment as PTAs.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • 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.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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