PT 252 Clinical Proc III Neurological

The student will study physical therapy direct interventions for neuromuscular conditions. Normal developmental sequences and reflexes are covered. Pathologies relating to neuromuscular conditions will be discussed. Congenital and early childhood disorders covered in this course include cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy, autism, Asperger's Disorder, and muscular dystrophy. Acquired disabilities covered in this course include cerebral vascular accident, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, along with other neuromuscular diseases and peripheral nerve injuries. This course is taken simultaneously with PT 251 (Orthopedic). Prerequisites: PT 121, PT 131, PT 132, PT 141, PT 142, PT 143, SC 253 and SC 254. Contact Hours: (3,3)