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Health Careers Education
HL00300
Therapeutic Agents and Modalities
30.00
This course prepares the physical therapy aide to assist with physical therapy agents and modalities. Students will learn to prepare, use and clean the facilities for optimal modality use.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org

-Discuss the purpose of employing different agents and modalities in performing physical therapy.
-Define hydrotherapy and describe its use in physical therapy.
-Identify and discuss the three different superficial heating agents used in physical therapy.
-Explain the function of diathermy.
-Differentiate between microwave and short-wave therapy.
-Define ultrasound and briefly discuss its application in physical 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 Physical Therapy Aide