This course in 14 hours of recorded lectures will present the primary drug classes and the physiologic basis of their action. Drugs will be grouped according to their general effects and the type of disorders they are routinely used to treat. Special emphasis will be placed on drugs that are commonly used to treat people receiving physical therapy. This course will likewise address how drug therapy interacts with physical therapy, and how drugs can exert beneficial effects as well as adverse side effects that impact on rehabilitation.
This course will explore the therapist’s role as an interdependent practitioner working within a collaborative medical model. Inherent in these responsibilities is the ability to effectively differentially diagnose patients including the recognition of clinical manifestations that suggest physician contact is warranted regarding a patient/client’s health status. Equally important is knowing what one can omit from the examination scheme on a given day, while placing the patient/client at minimal risk.
As part of the patient examination, a proposed screening scheme will provide the structure for our discussion. The patient screening components and the associated clinical reasoning processes necessary to more
The purpose of this medical imaging course is to provide the physical therapy clinical doctoral learner with the tools needed to interpret and apply specialized medical imaging information to the rehabilitation patient. Musculoskeletal imaging is emphasized. This course strengthens physical therapist clinical expertise in comprehensive patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and physician interaction