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Physical Therapy (D.P.T)

Sample Examinations

 
 

Safely, reliably, and efficiently perform appropriate examinations and interventions.  See appendix for listing of sample (incomplete) examinations and interventions, listed by program. 

Sample Examinations
  • cognitive/mental/ emotional status
  • endurance
  • skin integrity
  • sensation
  • strength
  • joint mobility
  • joint motion and play
  • muscle tone and reflexes
  • movement patterns
  • coordination

 

  • balance
  • developmental skills
  • pain
  • posture
  • gait
  • functional abilities
  • assistive devices and equipment
  • cardio-pulmonary status
  • segmental length, girth, and volume for patients

Sample Interventions

  • therapeutic exercises to improve strength, ROM, or endurance
  • developmental activities
  • gait activities
  • prosthetic and orthotic training
  • wound care
  • wheelchair training
  • neurosensory techniques
  • thermal agents
  • physical agents and mechanical modalities
  • massage
  • electrotherapy
  • balance and coordination training
  • positioning techniques
  • cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation
  • manual therapy techniques
  • functional activities, bed mobility, and transfers
  • airway clearance techniques