Orthotics and Prosthetics Rehabilitation:

This course intends to study prosthetic and orthotic management as applied to a variety of patient populations across a life span. It also addresses the considerations of various pathologies along with medical and surgical management to formulate appropriate patient examinations, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention that are consistent with physical therapy practice guidelines. Principles of normal biomechanics, pathomechanics, physiology and Pathophysiology will be a major focus for evaluation, intervention and education of the vascular, neuromuscular, and/or musculoskeletal compromised patient who may utilize prosthetic or orthotic devices. Basic principles of mechanical physics and material characteristics will be applied.