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2003-2004 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHTH 424 - Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Disorders of Upright Mobility

This course presents concepts of posture control and locomotion including strategies for physical therapy management of balance disorders. Characteristics of normal and pathological gait and strategies for management of gait dysfunction are discussed. Included are the application of orthotic and prosthetic devices to problems of the limbs, spine, and functional mobility with an emphasis on the management of selected conditions of limb amputation, and medical illness.

Prerequisites & Notes
PHTH 420, 421, 422, and 486.

Credits: 3 s.h