Biomechanical approaches to adult physical disability aim to remediate orthopedic, musculoskeletal, peripheral nerve, cardiac, pulmonary, and integumentary pathology and impairment. Biomechanical principles are applied to specific diagnostic categories. Principles of strengthening, increasing range of motion, and improving endurance are taught in addition to specific evaluation techniques. Students critique research articles and discuss theoretical and current issues related to biomechanical approaches used in occupational therapy.
Prerequisites: Completion of Semester 1 OT courses.