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Health Careers Education
HL00222
Occupational Therapy Agents and Modalities
15.00
This course prepares the occupational therapy aide to assist with occupational therapy agents and modalities.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
-Discuss the purpose of employing different agents and modalities in performing occupational therapy.

-Define hydrotherapy and describe its use in occupational therapy.

-Identify and discuss the three different superficial heating agents used in occupational therapy.

-Explain the function of diathermy.

-Differentiate between microwave and short-wave therapy.

-Define ultrasound and briefly discuss its application in occupational therapy.

-Contrast the difference between cold therapy and heat therapy and briefly discuss when each should be applied.
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Occupational Therapy Aide