This course is a part of the online program in the Transitional Physical Therapy Doctorate (t-DPT). The t-DPT is the post-professional degree for the licensed physical therapist. It is the goal of the online program to prepare graduates with evidence-based practice methods that will advance the profession of physical therapy.
This course and lab component will discuss the basis and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques that are widely recognized for the approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. It will examine and demonstrate the manipulative techniques in which a patient, on request, actively uses his or her muscles from a controlled position in a specific direction against a distinct counterforce applied by the practitioner. The course will also outline the background to soft tissue dysfunction and explain the chain reactions which occur as part of such dysfunctions. Precise assessment and diagnosis guidelines will also be discussed.
TDP 7025/L Advanced Orthopedic Interventions is part of the course component within the following program:
Courses are taught 100% online to accommodate the working professional.