DPT 851 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I, 5 credits

This course will introduce the student to skills necessary for physical therapy examination of and intervention for problems of the musculoskeletal system primarily involving the upper and lower extremities. A number of examination and intervention principles utilized throughout the musculoskeletal system will be examined, as well as joint-specific principles. These principles will then be applied to the anatomy and biomechanics of the specific regions of the upper and lower extremities. Pathologies will be explored in light of their regional effects on the anatomy and biomechanics, as well as the effect of these changes in mechanics on the function of the body as a whole. (Lecture: 3 hours, Lab: 4 hours.)

Prerequisites: DPT 801, DPT 803, DPT 805, DPT 807, DPT 819, DPT 811.

Co-requisites: DPT 817, DPT 821. Fall