Jan 28, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PT 887 Women’s Health Issues in PT

The purpose of this course is for the student to acquire an understanding of the complex issues that must be considered when developing comprehensive physical therapy management programs for female clients. The student will review the unique female anatomic, physiologic and musculoskeletal changes that occur throughout the life cycle. The student will learn how to incorporate these concepts into the physical therapy examination of a female client with musculoskeletal dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to the following topics: pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and peri-partum musculoskeletal dysfunction - conditions which are unique to or more common in women. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to incorporate gender issues into their management programs and will be able to design interventions to address the unique female dysfunctions listed above. Finally, the student will obtain the skills necessary to begin to develop and market a women’s health practice. Credit(s): 1



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