PT 717 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II

This course is designed to prepare the student for the physical therapy management of musculoskeletal disorders. Commonly seen orthopedic conditions of the lumbar spine and lower extremity are presented within a pain sciences and clinical reasoning framework. Information regarding an evidence based approach  to critical thinking and application of psychomotor skills relative to examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and outcomes assessment will be emphasized. Students will be assisted in recognizing orthopedic conditions which require referral for further examination and treatment.       




Successful completion of all trimester three physical therapy courses.