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Treatment and Movement of a Patient in Physical Therapy

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Learn how to move a physical therapy patient without causing harm to you or the patient.
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    2-3 Hours
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  • Certification

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A physical therapy aide has many roles to play in the caring of a physical therapy patient, therefore, as a physical therapy aide, you should have a strong understanding of the workings of the human body. In this course, Treatment and Movement of a Patient, you will learn the safest and most effective ways to move a patient of physical therapy and various techniques for treating a patient.

This course begins by teaching you about the basic structure and functions of the human body, including the cardiopulmonary system, musculoskeletal system, and the neurological system. You will learn about different diseases associated with these systems and how to treat them. As a physical therapy aide, lower back pain is one of the most common ailments in patients and this course discusses the therapeutic exercises used to treat lower back pain.

The second part of this course teaches you about correct body mechanics and the importance of implementing correct body mechanics during all lifting activities. You will learn about gait training and equipment used to assist with gait training such as parallel bars and crutches. This part of the course also describes best practices for moving a patient, for example, from a sitting position to a standing position. This course finishes by explaining various therapeutic exercises patients are required to perform as part of their physical therapy.

This course is suitable for those with an interest in becoming a physical therapy aide or wishing to strengthen their knowledge on physical therapy.

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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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