This course begins with an overview of tissue healing and then explores the physiological and biophysical effects of physical agents as they relate to tieeue healing and pain relief. A problem-solving approach to selection of the appropriate physical agent and intervention parameters is based on current evidence and clinical case examples. Course includes intensive hands-on laboratory experience with modern equipment utilizing both patient take-home devices and clinical models for development of skill in application of physical agents. Basic electrodiagnostic testing and PT use of biofeedback is introduced.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all first year first semester courses in the Physical Therapy program.