Catalog 2018-2019 
    Feb 25, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 255 Physical Rehabilitation III

4 credits
Motor development, common diagnoses and treatment considerations for pediatric patients. Covers therapeutic interventions and data collection skills within the role of the PTA important for providing safe and effective physical therapy for children.

Prerequisites: PTA 136 , PTA 146 , and PTA 156  

Corequisites: PTA 190  and PTA 215  

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define gross- and fine- motor milestones
  • List righting and equilibrium reactions
  • Identify characteristics of motor development throughout the lifespan
  • Describe the pathology and clinical characteristics of common pediatric disorders
  • Recognize signs of abuse of vulnerable populations
  • Report to appropriate authorities suspected cases of abuse of vulnerable populations
  • Identify assessment tools commonly used by physical therapists with pediatric patient populations
  • Communicate effectively with pediatric patients
  • Identify the differences between common pediatric intervention philosophies
  • Use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and heath to describe a patient’s/client’s impairments , activity and participation limitations
  • Adapt selected components of interventions for pediatric patients as identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist including:
    • Functional training
    • Motor function training
    • Positioning and handling
    • Strengthening and stability training
    • Neuromotor development training
    • Patient education
  • Adapt components of data collection skills essential for carrying out the plan of care established by the physical therapist for pediatric patients including:
    • Environmental barriers, self-care and home management
    • Gait, locomotion, and balance
    • Pain location and intensity
    • Mental functions: arousal, mentation, and cognition
    • Muscle performance
    • Neuromotor development and function
    • Assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, and supportive devices
  • Participate in a service- learning experience with special populations to increase understanding of the needs/challenges of the community being served
  • Demonstrate self-reflection of how the service learning experience influenced his/her view of community service in PTA education

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20