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Credits: 6 cr.
This course introduces students to physical therapy practice in the neurologic rehabilitation setting with an emphasis on the clinical management of patients with a diagnosis of CVA.
Students are exposed to pathology, pharmacologic intervention and physical therapy tests and measures specific to this population. Basic neurorehabilitation intervention techniques are also introduced.
In addition, students explore the structure and function of the central nervous system, normal and pathological gait, experimental design, evidence-based practice and business practice principles related to health care reform.
Successful completion of prior DPT coursework.