Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog
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PHTH 103 - Therapeutic Procedures I


(TP/SS only) CE

Presents therapeutic modalities used by physical therapist assistants, including therapeutic use of heat and cold, massage, and hydrotherapy. In addition, traction, intermittent pressure pumps, and use of electrical currents. Specific conditions requiring use of these treatment modalities will be presented, and contraindications and special precautions for their use will be discussed. Procedures for documentation of patient care will be included. PREREQUISITE(S): PHTH 101 , PHTH 102 , PHTH 104  , PHTH 112 , and PHTH 113 . COREQUISITE(S): PHTH 105 , PHTH 114 , and PHTH 116 . Credit by exam offered to qualified individuals, determined by PTA Program Coordinator. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly PT 103.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate highest regard for safety and personal dignity when applying therapeutic modalities.
  • Integrate knowledge of physical science and pathology to describe indications, contraindications, and cautions associated with therapeutic modalities.
  • Discuss rationale for athermal agents, biofeedback, compression therapies, cryotherapy, electrotherapeutic agents, hydrotherapy, superficial and deep thermal agents, and traction.
  • Demonstrate the safe application of athermal agents, biofeedback, compression therapies, cryotherapy, electrotherapeutic agents, hydrotherapy, superficial and deep thermal agents, and traction.
  • Produce patient-friendly instructions on the safe application of athermal agents, biofeedback, compression therapies, cryotherapy, electrotherapeutic agents, hydrotherapy, superficial and deep thermal agents, and traction.
  • Practice composing clinical documentation for a patient visit involving therapeutic modalities.
  • Demonstrate communication and professional behaviors consistent with established standards of practice.


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