Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

PTA-192 PTA Modalities I (2.00)

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 patient preparation and assessment, the healing process, pain assessment, superficial and deep heat, cold, intermittent compression pumps/edema management strategies, therapeutic massage, and spinal traction. Includes physiological mechanisms, indications, contraindications, precautions as well as application techniques for each modality. Credits: 2, Hours: (1/2/0/0), Coreq: BIO-168, PTA-120; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

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