PT 506 Clinical Science IV, 6 credits

This course will review neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropathology with expansion to neurological examination, intervention, and rehabilitation. Analysis of posture and movement during the normal process of development and aging as well as the neurologically impaired population will be emphasized. Current movement theory, postural control, and motor learning will be applied and integrated with knowledge gained in previous coursework for clinical decision making in evaluation and selection of appropriate intervention strategies. The theoretical basis and treatment techniques for selected servomotor techniques such as PNF, NDT, and sensory integration will also be included. Laboratory sessions will emphasize the development of specific psychomotor examination and intervention skills necessary for the successful examination, evaluation and intervention of clients across the lifespan with neurologic impairments. (Lecture: 6 hours, Lab: 4 hours, 10 weeks)

Prerequisites: PT 503, PT 505, PT 511, PT 590; Corequisite: PT 512. Spring only