Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

PTA-193 PTA Modalities II (3)

Continues study of modalities used for patient/client management. Discusses mechanisms of pain management and incorporates them into patient interventions. Covers ultrasound, diathermy, biofeedback, electrical stimulation (for pain, edema, wound care and muscle dysfunction), wound care techniques and hydrotherapy. Includes physiological mechanisms, indications, contraindications, precautions as well as application techniques for each modality. Credits: 3, Hours: (2/2/0/0), Prereq: BIO-173, PTA-120, PTA-192; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B