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PTA Applied Kinesiology 2

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-524-157

Course Description

10-524-157 PTA APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 2 ...applies basic principles from PTA Kinesiology 1 to the axial skeleton and upper quadrant including location and identification of muscles, joints and other landmarks. Assess range of motion and strength of the axial skeleton and upper quadrant. Integrates analysis of posture. (Prerequisites: 10-806-177 General Anatomy & Physiology, 10-524-139 PTA Patient Interventions, 10-524-156, PTA Applied Kinesiology 1; 10-524-140, PTA Professional Issues 1)

Course Typically Offered

  • Spring

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What will I learn?

  1. Explain the anatomy and kinematics of the shoulder complex
  2. Explain the anatomy and kinematics of the elbow
  3. Explain the anatomy and kinematics of the wrist/hand
  4. Explain the anatomy and kinematics the axial skeleton
  5. Analyze features of normal posture
  6. Conduct gait assessment
  7. Analyze normal movement in the upper quadrant
  8. Assess joint range of motion for the axial skeleton
  9. Assess joint range of motion for the upper quadrant
  10. Assess muscle length for the upper quadrant and axial skeleton
  11. Assess muscle strength for the upper quadrant and axial skeleton
  12. Analyze functional movement