Sep 16, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AT 511 Prevention and Protective Interventions

This course covers the principles and concepts related to prophylactic taping, wrapping, bracing and protective pad fabrication. The student will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of material composition (tensile strength, maximum tolerances, and heat dissipation) of protective splints. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the uses of static and dynamic splints and the basic concepts of orthotic fabrication. The student will learn how to apply the various taping, wrapping and bracing techniques for the trunk and extremities. The student will also learn how to fabricate protective splints for specific athletic injuries as well as fit an athlete with protective equipment designed for a specific sport (football, hockey, lacrosse gear). Credit(s): 1



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