PT 643

Therapeutic Exercise II

This course is designed to build on understanding and competencies developed in PT 642. In addition to the regional coverage of the upper spine and shoulder, this course explores the following topics: the use of screening examinations for application in a variety of injury prevention and performance settings; the application of strength and conditioning principles to both late rehabilitation and performance training; the evaluation of exercise products for effectiveness and utility in the clinical environment; gait and movement analysis in orthopedic and sports practice; and movement-based therapies outside the mainstream. Finally, the student's research and presentation of special topics in therapeutic exercise improves their ability to apply fundamental exercise principles to less commonly encountered impairments.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of PT 642 and second year status in the Physical Therapy program.