Jan 31, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHTH 516 - Patient/Client Management 5 - Neurology 2

(4 credits)
This course will study complex neuromuscular causes of movement dysfunction. It will build on foundations taught in previous patient/client management courses. The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice will be utilized to emphasize the physical therapist’s examination and interventions for patients who have signs and symptoms of neuromuscular pathology that result in movement dysfunction. Aspects of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, and health, wellness, and fitness promotion activities will be addressed for patients/clients in this practice pattern. The course consists of a lecture and a laboratory component. The laboratory component will allow students, under direction of faculty and clinicians, to develop skill in patient examination and therapeutic intervention. Lab will consist of patient/client simulation. Content will address specific neuromuscular disorders resulting in movement dysfunction including complex neuromuscular spinal dysfunctions and other complex neurological conditions. Emphasis will be on evidence based practice and the importance of patient-practitioner interaction. Spring.