This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of physical therapy practice. Skills required to assist clients with functional mobility and therapeutic exercise will be explored. An emphasis on treatment interventions for clients with musculoskeletal conditions is examined. Students learn how to fit clients with mobility devices and assist with ambulation. Application of thermal modalities is also discussed. Prerequisite: OPTA 1114 Rehabilitation Skills
This course is part of the full-time Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant (Rehab Assistant) Program.
Course code: OPTA 1219
Length: 75 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.