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PTA 2120 — Functional Neurorehabilitation

Credit Hours: 4.00   Total Contact Hours: 6.00   Lecture Hours: 2.00   Lab Hours: 4.00  

Links the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems to the functional aspects of human movement. Lecture content will focus on the anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, its arterial supply, and the influences of neurological pathways on muscle tone, sensation, reflexes, coordination, and balance. Continued course content involves the application of the above knowledge to the treatment of patients with selected neurological deficits resultant from CVA, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and birth. Laboratory activities will focus on instruction and competency of commonly utilized techniques by the PTA such PNF and NDT, facilitation/inhibition, and developmental sequence and pediatric intervention. Clinical case studies will also be utilized throughout the semester to facilitate critical thinking in the selection and implementation of appropriate therapeutic interventions learned throughout the course. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: PTA 1200, PTA 1220
Corequisites: PTA 2010, PTA 2020, PTA 2100.