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Springfield, Massachusetts


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PHTH 638

Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice I

This course is the first of four foundation courses in physical therapy practice. It provides an introduction to the basic process and fundamental skills of physical therapy management. Students attain an understanding of the role of the physical therapist in primary, secondary, and tertiary care and prevention, and of the Patient/Client Management model for physical therapists. Students acquire competency in selected fundamental skills, including patient-client interaction, basic functional mobility, exercise, examination of vital functions and physical therapy documentation

Units: 3.0