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KINE 5433. THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS I. 4 Hours.

A study of the scientific theory and basic principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the disablement model and learning how to plan, implement, document, and evaluate programs for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries and illnesses of athletes and others involved with physical activity. Operation of superficial heating and cooling therapeutic modalities and how manual treatments (e.g., traction, muscle energy and massage) can be incorporated into a rehabilitation program will be investigated. The underlying principles and application techniques for each modality, therapeutic exercise progressions, patient clinical goals, legal and safe practice guidelines, and evidence based therapeutic modality science will allow for critical thinking and problem solving in relation to common lower extremity injuries. Both surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation models for the lower extremity will be discussed with a special emphasis on the use of functional progressions. Prerequisites: KINE 5420, KINE 5220, KINE 5120.