The on-campus portion of Manual Therapy Interventions, PPDPT 1609, will follow the schedule format listed below.
Length of the course:
- Friday 8a.m. – 5p.m.
- Saturday 8:30a.m. – 3p.m.
On-campus course work
Students attending the on-campus portion of the course will receive information in both lecture and laboratory formats. Various manual therapy topics and interventions will be introduced, discussed and applied. There will be a heavy emphasis on hands-on use of the learned skills within the scheduled labs.
Students attending the on-campus portion of the course will be expected to actively participate in both lecture and laboratory learning experiences. There will be a strong emphasis on case application, which will require students to apply the knowledge they have learned via both oral and psychomotor demonstration.
The on-campus portion of this course is designed to provide students with exposure to several different manual therapy interventions commonly utilized by physical therapists in practice. Examples of these techniques include, but are not limited to:
- Muscle energy technique
- Strain counter-strain
The lectures and labs are not meant to provide the depth of information nor the extensive physical practice of the skills to become highly proficient in their use. It is anticipated that exposure to various forms of manual therapy interventions will facilitate the student to seek additional information and training in interventions deemed appropriate for their respective practice.