Dec 05, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DPT 530 - Physical Agents & Mechanical Modalities


3 credit(s)
A comprehensive coverage of biophysical principles, physiological effects, clinical techniques and applications with an emphasis on problem solving and clinical decision making. Topics include massage, superficial and deep heat, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, traction, compression therapies and continuous passive motion, iontophoresis, electrical muscle stimulation, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, biofeedback and an introduction to nerve conduction velocity and electromyography. The course includes lectures, clinical skill laboratories, use of interactive audiovisual programs for clinical decision making, abstract writing and class presentations of current research in physical agents.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all courses in preceding semester.



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