OTA 1140 — Therapeutic Procedures I 5 Credit hours 2.5 Contact hours
Applies basic functional anatomy and an in-depth analysis of human motion. Developmental (adult), biomechanical, rehabilitative and occupational performance approaches are examined. Focus is on treatment interventions related to range of motion, strength, endurance, edema control, hand- use, coordination and sensation with particular focus on the adult population and the developmental needs of this population. Occupational therapy treatment principles specific to orthopedic injuries, burns and surgical repairs including standard protocols and precautions will be discussed and applied. Application of standardized assessments will occur. Developed will be the ability to utilize physical agent modalities for common clinical conditions, as well as, splinting, utilization of orthotics and training in the use of prosthesis. Emphasized will be a variety of functional activities, utilization of adaptive/assistive equipment and compensatory as well as remedial techniques, home and environmental assessment and adaptation, education of safety with patient-family training, community reintegration, and ergonomics/return to work issues. Skills related to therapeutic use of self, professional behaviors, activity analysis, grading and adapting activity and occupation, documentation, and the use of evidence will be further developed. Level I Fieldwork begins with biomechanical and activity focus. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: OTA 1030, OTA 1050, OTA 1020
Corequisites: OTA-1140C, OTA-1140L.