2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ATHL 6704 - Therapeutic Modalities for the Clinical Setting


Prerequisite: ATHL 6605 . This is an advanced course designed to critically evaluate the scientific and philosophical bases of therapeutic modality use. The course is intended to provide the student with information necessary to perform prudent clinical applications of therapeutic modalities on orthopedic injuries and other medical conditions. Content will include current concepts and literature on the neurophysiological healing process in soft and connective tissues, pain perception mechanisms, differences in scar and adhesion formation, and muscle spasm. The efficacy of traditional and non-traditional therapeutic modalities will be discussed, including the use of special instruments to mobilize the fascia beneath the skin. 3 credits.