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PTHA-2435-001 Rehabilitation Techniques
Prerequisites: PTHA 1260, PTHA 1301, PTHA 1405, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2301, and PTHA 2409. Corequisites: PTHA 1321 and PTHA 2431.
Comprehensive rehabilitation of selected diseases and disorders.
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(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 3 lab)
On Campus Course
Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment by O’Sullivan, Schmitz, and Fulk, 7th ed.
Observational Gait Analysis by Ranchos Los Amigos
Therapeutic Exercise by Kisner & Colby, 6th ed.
NPTE Final Frontier 365 Day Access
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced course integrating previously learned and new skills/techniques into the comprehensive rehabilitation of selected long-term pathologies.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This course is designed to give the student the knowledge needed to treat patients with long term and chronic disabilities. It also provides the student the opportunity to integrate their knowledge of treatment approaches from previous courses with new information. Successful completion of the Amarillo College PTA Program and achievement of a passing score on the National Physical Therapy Examination allows the graduate eligibility for licensure as a physical therapy assistant in all 50 states of the United States.
Gait, Balance, and Coordination
1. Identify the indications, contraindications, and parameters of balance exercises, coordination exercises, and gait activities.
2. Identify treatment strategies to improve balance, coordination, and functional gait.
3. Identify standardized balance assessment instruments.
4. Demonstrate the ability to competently perform balance and coordination exercises and gait facilitation.
Exercise Progression and Transitional Movement
5. Demonstrate the ability to perform techniques to improve patient independence with transitional movements.
6. Describe changes in vital signs and oxygen consumption in cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
7. Describe normal and abnormal cough and sputum characteristics.
8. Identify signs and symptoms of respiratory distress.
9. Demonstrate the ability to competently perform coughing and breathing strategies.
10. Demonstrate the ability to competently perform postural drainage techniques.
11. Identify physical therapy treatment interventions for pulmonary disorders.
12. Identify cardiac pathologies and their clinical manifestations.
13. Compare the stages of cardiac rehabilitation.
14. Identify the indications and possible side effects of common cardiac medications.
15. Identify safety factors and precautions specific to a cardiac rehabilitation program.
Vascular and Lymphatic Systems
16. Identify vascular and lymphatic pathologies and their clinical manifestations.
17. Describe medical and physical therapy management of vascular and lymphatic conditions.
Burns and Wounds
18. Compare the major types of burns and wounds.
19. Outline how degree and depth of burns are determined.
20. Describe appropriate physical therapy treatment interventions, including appropriate dressings, for a wound or burn.
21. Recognize viable and nonviable tissue.
22. Demonstrate the ability to competently perform a sterile dressing change with sterile technique, including donning and doffing of personal protective equipment.
23. List the most frequent indications for lower extremity and upper extremity amputations.
24. Compare the various amputation levels, including expected functional recovery following rehabilitation.
25. Identify the components and function of a transtibial and transfemoral prosthesis.
26. Identify post-operative orthopedic, skin, and nervous system problems common to patients with amputations.
27. Demonstrate the ability to competently perform residual limb wrapping.
28. Identify the components of an amputation rehabilitation program.
29. Demonstrate the ability to perform appropriate treatment for patients with amputations based on the physical therapist's plan of care.
30. Identify safety factors, precautions, and application guidelines for proper use of selected prosthetics.
31. Demonstrate the ability to educate a mock patient in typical prosthetic care instructions.
32. Identify patient responses that necessitate modifications to interventions within the plan of care and communicate those responses to the supervising physical therapist.
33. Identify the function of various types of orthotic devices.
34. Identify safety factors, precautions, and application guidelines for selected orthotic devices.
35. Describe the role of orthotics in achieving short and long term goals within the plan of care.
Wheelchairs and Mobility Equipment
36. List the standard measurements for an adult wheelchair.
37. Identify common problems with wheelchair fitting and positioning, as well as potential solutions.
38. Demonstrate proper techniques for wheelchair propulsion during various functional activities.
39. Identify the components of a standard wheelchair and describe the purpose of each.
40. Describe wheelchair management and mobility training strategies for specialized patient populations, including patients with hemiplegia and spinal cord injuries.
41. Identify patient populations that might benefit from the use of adaptive equipment.
42. Describe the role of physical therapy in oncology.
43. Identify characteristics of chronic pain syndromes.
44. Describe physical therapy management strategies for patients with various types of chronic pain.
45. Identify signs, symptoms, and etiology of gender specific conditions.
46. Describe physical therapy management of gender specific conditions.
47. Recognize physiological changes which occur during pregnancy.
48. Describe prenatal and postnatal physical therapy treatment strategies.
49. Identify the physiological changes that occur across the lifespan, including implications for physical therapy treatment.
Health and Wellness
50. Describe the differences between interventions focused on health and wellness and interventions designed to help restore/recover motor skills.
51. Discuss the role of the physical therapist assistant in health and wellness promotion.
52. Demonstrate the ability to utilize standardized functional assessment instruments including the Functional Independence Measure (FIM).
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Lecture Exams 45%
Final Exam 20%
Practical Exams 20%
Any student scoring a 79 or lower on an exam or practical is REQUIRED to contact the instructor to discuss remediation. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SCHEDULE THIS SESSION. The student will be required to schedule and attend tutoring at one of AC’s tutoring centers. Locations for tutoring can be found at https://www.actx.edu/tutoring/. The required number of tutoring sessions will be determined at the discretion of the instructor. The student will be required to bring verification of attendance at tutoring to the instructor.
A = 100 - 92.0
B = 91.9 - 84.0
C = 83.9 - 76.0
F = 75.9 - 0
Note: A grade of C or better is required to complete the PTA major.
MAKE-UP POLICY FOR LECTURE EXAMS: There will be a penalty for make-ups on exams. Any unexcused absence from an exam results in a 10-point deduction from the earned grade. The make-up exam will vary in format from the original exam. The student must present verification for the absence in order to take a make-up exam without a penalty The instructor may choose what type of verification is needed.
The student should expect to take the make-up exam on the day the student returns to class, unless otherwise notified by the instructor.
Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, the student is responsible for class attendance. The student is expected to be seated and prepared to begin class at the designated time. At the beginning of each lecture and lab, attendance will be recorded in Blackboard. A sign-in sheet may be available for tracking purposes.
The student's attendance score is based on 100% for each on-time attendance and 50% for each tardy attendance. Habitual tardiness (at least once weekly event) will be addressed with the instructor. The attendance grade is calculated in the course grade as weighted by the instructor.
Full attendance of class time is also expected. A student will be counted as "absent" if the student is out of class more than 20 minutes of a class time. For example, if in any given day a student arrives 15 minutes late to class, takes an extra 5 minutes for break and leaves class for 5 minutes for any reason (phone calls, appointments, bathroom breaks, illness), that is considered an "absence" for the day. This type of absence counts in the total number of absences resulting in lowering of the final course grade.
If a student is asked to leave a class due to disruption or lack of participation, the student will be counted absent for that entire class.
The rules above apply to all unplanned absences. Prior approval of planned absences and approval of excused absences are solely at the discretion of the faculty based on the circumstances and reasons for absence. Written validation is required for any absence that is considered excused and exempt from this policy.
Following an absence, the student is responsible for getting missed notes/assignments/copies of handouts, etc. from classmates. The student is also responsible for getting any needed clarification of missed information from the course instructor.
Rehabilitation Techniques 2021 Schedule
Balance, Coordination, and Gait
Exercise Progression & Transitional Movements
Exercise Physiology /Normal Values Review
Week 9 Fall Break
Vascular, Lymphatic, & Integumentary Systems
Burns & Wound Care
Arthritis and Cancer Rehab
Promoting Health& Wellness
COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM
Lecture meets on Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 -10:00 am and is taught by the PTA department. The lab for this course meets on Tuesday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
112 Contact Hours
LAB DRESS CODE: Appropriate dress is required during scheduled lab times.
Females: shorts, sports bra, halter, or swimsuit top (fasteners need to be in the back), athletic clothing as a cover-up
Males: shorts, T-shirt, athletic clothing as a cover-up
LAST DATE TO DROP/WITHDRAW: November 23, 2021. Any student not withdrawn by November 23, 2021 will receive the grade earned.
As previously stated, tutorials are mandatory if a student a score of 79 or lower on a practical or exam but will be optional for all other students in the course.
THE LEAD INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THE SYLLABUS AS NEEDED DURING THE SEMESTER. ANY MODIFICATIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS.
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