Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

PTA-192 PTA Modalities I (2)

Prepares the student to use modalities for patient/client management. Presents the science of modalities along with mechanisms of action, physiological processes, indications and contraindications for each modality. Covers superficial and deep heat, cold, intermittent compression pumps/edema management strategies, therapeutic massage, spinal traction, patient preparation and assessment, the healing process, and pain rating scales. Credits: 2, Hours: (1/2/0/0), Coreq: PTA-120; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B