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DPT 844 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Practice 4

The evidence-based musculoskeletal curriculum encompasses four courses directed at exploring and applying clinical anatomy, clinical biomechanics examination and intervention principles for diagnosing and managing lifespan related musculoskeletal dysfunction of the movement system. This (4) course focuses on the cervical and thoracic regions. Students will focus on developing skills for differential diagnosis, psychomotor skills for regional palpation, examination, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise, and communication skills for patient education. Evidence-based clinical reasoning will be presented for the student to be able to classify patients, establish a prognosis and functional goals, and develop a patient centered approach comprehensive management of musculoskeletal dysfunctions of the cervical and thoracic regions including advanced intervention considerations for the combination of the upper quarter.

Prerequisite: 710,741,713,712,742,718,750,730,743,734,744,737,736,740,719,820,843,811,834,823,818,810,841,851