PT 640

Physiology, Biophysics, and Application of Physical Agents

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.