PT 635

Ambulatory Function

This course is a study of ambulation including the biomechanics of gait. Normal gait frames the course, followed by study of orthotic interventions for the adult patient. Gait characteristics of individuals with lower extremity amputation and the role of physical therapists in gait training and prosthetic management of individuals with amputation complete the course.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all first year first semester courses in the Physical Therapy program.