PT 644

Pharmacology Implications for the Physical Therapist

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the neurophysiologic mechanisms of medications as they apply to physical therapy practice. Particular attention is addressed to medication interaction with physical therapy interventions including but not limited to exercise and joint mobilization or manipulation. Medication interaction with tissue healing and medication interactions with other medications or naturopathic remidies are studied. Typical medication for patient populations seen in each physical therapy discipline are addressed as well as how medication may interfere with typical tests and measures to assist in development of approximate physical therapy interventions. Physical Therapists do not prescribe medications and this course is not intended to suggest extensive knowledge in pharmacology.