Treatment and Movement of a Patient in Physical Therapy
Learn how to provide pain relief, improve strength and mobility, and increase range of motion with physical therapy.
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This course will introduce you to the basic structure and function of the human body. You will study the musculoskeletal system, the cardiopulmonary system, the neurological system, the skeletal system, and the muscular system. You will learn about the different types of muscle tissue, common cardiopulmonary pathologies, and the difference between the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. You will also look into massage therapy and range of motion exercises as well as the most common nervous system disorders.
You will then study body mechanics and learn the proper turning and positioning of the patient. The course will discuss tips for lifting and methods for transferring. You will also learn what type of patients are at risk for decubitus ulcers which will help you spot problems faster. You will then look into the most commonly used modalities in physical therapy, which includes temperature and sound. You will also learn the benefits of therapeutic exercises.
Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments in patients who seek physical therapy. This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the therapeutic exercises used to treat lower back pain. You will also learn how to apply correct body mechanics to ensure your safety as well as your patient's. So why wait? Take this course today and learn how to start helping patients improve their mobility, manage pain and chronic illness, or recover from injury.
Module 1 Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body
Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body: Learning Outcomes
Neurological System & Neurological Illnesses
Skeletal & Muscle System
Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body: Lesson Summary
Module 2 Turning and Positioning the Patient
Turning and Positioning the Patient: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Turning and Positioning the Patient
Body Mechanics: Lifting
Transfers: Safely Moving Patients
Turning and Positioning the Patient: Lesson Summary
Module 3 Therapeutic Exercises, Agents and Modalities
Therapeutic Exercises, Agents and Modalities: Learning Outcomes
Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities
Assisting with Gait Training
Therapeutic Exercises, Agents and Modalities: Lesson Summary
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss therapeutic exercises for lower back pain.
- Identify neurological illnesses that physical therapy can help alleviate.
- List the names of different bones in the human body.
- Identify the correct body mechanics for lifting activities.
- Explain the process of getting a patient from a sitting position to a standing position.
- Discuss different methods for transferring a patient to and from chairs, beds, wheelchairs, etc.
- Discuss the what is involved in the different modalities for physical therapy treatments.
- Identify equipment for assisting with gait training.
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