Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHTH 104 - Surface Anatomy, Palpation, and Massage


(TP/SS only)

In-depth exploration of surface anatomy and palpation of structures essential for physical therapy practice. Students are introduced to joint movement terminology and performance. Massage techniques are presented along with tests and measures necessary for the safe application of range of motion and massage techniques. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in BIOL 150 . COREQUISITE(S): PHTH 102 , PHTH 112 , and PHTH 113 . One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly PT 104.

2 semester hours

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

  • Identify surface anatomy structures.
  • Demonstrate accurate palpation skills of surface anatomy structures.
  • Describe all movements available at all joints.
  • Demonstrate all movements available at all joints.
  • Report sensation, integumentary condition, muscle mass, limb length, and limb girth.
  • Interpret data gathered on the sensation, integumentary condition, muscle mass, limb length, and limb girth.
  • Demonstrate safe and accurate clinical massage techniques taught in this course.


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