2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHTH 524 - Examination Procedures


Credits: Four (4)
This course presents principles and practice of examination skills. Examination is required prior to the initial intervention and is performed for all patients/clients. The initial examination is a comprehensive screening and specific testing process leading to diagnostic classification or, as appropriate, to a referral to another practitioner. By the completion of this course the student will be prepared to perform a basic initial physical therapy examination. The focus of this course is on performing a patient interview screening for red flags, performing a systems review, goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length assessment, examination of gait deviations and a neurologic examination (mental status, cranial nerves, reflexes, coordination).
Prerequisite: PHTH-515, PHTH-522, and PHTH-525, For PT Students