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Health Careers Education
HL00224
Therapeutic Exercises
30.00
This course prepares the physical therapy aide to assist patients in performing therapeutic exercises. Students learn the proper techniques needed for client safety and comfort.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org

-State the ultimate purpose of any therapeutic exercise program.
-Discuss the physical therapy aide's role in assisting the patient with therapeutic exercise.
-Describe the purpose of range-of-motion exercises and explain the difference between passive and active range of motion.
-Briefly discuss how muscle strength is graded.
-Compare the difference between skill and coordination exercises.
-Explain anatomical planes of motion.
-Briefly discuss diagonal patterns of motion.
-Identify the seven range-of-motion exercises used on the lower extremities and the thirteen range-of-motion exercises used on the upper extremities.


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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Physical Therapy Aide